No more arguing about taking turns on the Xbox! Extreme measures… πŸ˜’

The good news is… No more arguing about whose turn it is on the new Xbox One that Santa brought us!

The bad news is… It’s because this is what the t.v. currently looks like πŸ˜―πŸ˜”


It was less than 11 days old.

Have I mentioned lately that I hate Aspergers? 😒😩

This is the result of an instant temper tantrum, Fred vs. The TV… poor television didn’t stand a chance.

Today, it’s not all sunshine and roses and I want to smash something into itty bitty pieces, but instead I will spend the day holding my own temper inside and trying to help Fred get past his own anger and remorse. We all will.

Living with Autism can be really hard some days. Actually, most days. I can only imagine that for Fred it’s even harder, as he struggles with anxiety and flash tempers, his insides must be like a rollercoaster on acid some days, but for his siblings, it’s almost just as hard.

They hear his rage (and it comes out in some very flowery language these days πŸ˜žπŸ™ˆ) and they experience his temperΒ  (it’s usually one of them he lashes out at) far too frequently.

It will sturdy them up and is teaching them patience, and to accept difference, I tell myself (while feeling that parent guilt that trots along next to me every day). To be fair, they are all very understanding and can also calm Fred down, which is a real help.

Sometimes, it’s shite being an autism parent. (And sibling).

So, just for a change, we hit the beach.


Today was beautiful. We walked, we ate, we played with Keri and her lovely boys, we had fun. Although inside, I was still raging. I’ve really struggled dealing with it, and when we got home, I cried a lot.

Happy New Year; it’s certainly been one to remember… but at the end of the day (as we lie here in bed at 9pm with nothing to watch πŸ˜†) we are all healthy and it’s only the tv that lost the battle. We’re all still here and we’re all still in one piece. And from tomorrow we’ll all be doing a lot more home schooling πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

It’s no wonder we bloody drink πŸ™ˆ

3 thoughts on “No more arguing about taking turns on the Xbox! Extreme measures… πŸ˜’

  1. Hi Gill. Again happy New Year
    It will be a good one. Hang in tjere girl. You are an immense source of inspiration a d admiration to many. Believe me. Lots of love. Irena and co.

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  2. I hear you re the autism thing .. but it sounds like you are doing an amazing job and demonstrating how it should be done .. your boys can even help calm which shows you have showed.them how to love ..unconditionally x 😚

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