Beautiful boy

It’s easy to get bogged down with various problems and difficulties, and to forget what an utterly beautiful and amazing boy B is. Here’s why B is so special:

He is stop-old-women-in-the-street beautiful, with the sweetest face, eyes and mop of curly hair. He has a wonderful smile and when his face lights up, so does yours. My wife says he could be a child model. I tell her to stop being so superficial, whilst secretly believing it. He loves music and dancing and is a joy to watch as he twirls around the room. God knows where he gets his fantastic sense of rhythm from!
He is really smart. Without being taught, at the age of 3 and a half, he has learnt to read. His numeracy is also really well developed (an even bigger mystery as to where he gets that from).
B is full of energy and enthusiasm. He adores his brother and together they spend a lot of time laughing. He is a sweet, sweet, beautiful boy. I think it’s important to say that.

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2 Responses to Beautiful boy

  1. amanda says:

    My 4.5 yr old son (ASD) also has very runny, smelly poos (and sometimes goes days without) – this has been going on for a year at least now and we have same problem re toilet training. My biggest concern now tho’ is that how can his body & brain benefit from all the healthy fruit, veg, meat he scoffs if it simply leaves his body so swiftly in such an unhealthy looking state? and surely anyone with such an upset tum must be in discomfort? From my recent ‘research’ this is a common problem with ASD children. Why it isnt being taken seriously by GPS, paediatricians I dont know. My child also has a bloated tummy – this was dismissed by paediatrician. I have come across the GAPS diet (see Gut & Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride) and seems too be good to be true. I’d encourage you to look into it. Before my child was born I’d have dismissed it as cranky. Now I no longer do. His twin brother eats the same but doesnt have the same digestive problems, neither is he ASD.
    Am intruiged your child can read (does he read aloud?) – I have suspected that my child can too but I can’t be certain …

  2. B's dad says:

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I am as baffled as you by the apparent contradictions. We chose to trust the doctor on this one, for the time being. An appointment was booked to see the GP about it but was postponed and will hopefully happen next week.
    I’ll certainly look at the GAPS diet, when I get the chance. We also looked into the Sunderland test (search Gluten Free Diets as a thread on Mumsnet). A pack was sent out to us but, again, we have left it for now. I honestly do not know what to think!

    Yes, B can read. He just seems to have picked it up, without us really pushing it. He reads words on the TV (this week he surprised his SEYS worker when he read ‘Meerkat’) and frequently reads signs when we’re out and about. He can read several of his books, although much of this is memorised, I think.

    Hope this helps.

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