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Hello? Hi? I think I’m alive…?

It’s almost been three months since my last post on here! Wow, I think that’s the longest ever I’ve gone without blogging! So how have we all been?! Firstly I should say sorry. Yes I did take a break because I had exams and yes, they are important but I guess my break was younger than it should have been. It’s only up until recently I felt really bad about not posting anything because come on, this blog is kind of like my baby. In that metaphorical sense of course.

I was just reading over my last blog post and I don’t know what to say really apart from that I’ve been more happier now than I was 2/3 months ago and that’s due partly because of the amazing support I’ve had from my family and friends for helping me move on from my aunt’s death and just taking time out for myself. I also noticed that I mentioned something about the SaLT situation but instead of writing about it on this post, I thought I’d write a whole post about that. So what’s new you say? Well, tomorrow I have my driving theory test which I’m nervous for because I don’t think I’ve been revising as much as I should. I’m sure I’d find it a lot easier if I did the revision whilst taking driving lessons WHICH I tried to explain to my parents but for some reason, they were so dead set on me taking the theory first. But whatever, I’m still going to have to take that theory test some day right? As well as the theory test, I have just booked my first driving lesson for next week! Boo yah! I’m really excited about it and my instructor seemed nice (over the phone harharhar). The other day, my dad was teaching me the clutch/accelerator/brake/changing gears and it was really funny seeing him work the sofa as a car! But to be fair, I’ve been doing the same for a few days now. Another thing next up on the calendar is results day! Ugh, the dreaded results day!

On one hand, I’m so eager to know what I got but on the other hand, I’m so scared. I know I’ve revised and I just want that hard work to be worth it by going to Herts! I really really really want to go there >~< I think I should stop talking about this now or otherwise I’ll just go on and on. But I really want to go guys! So much!

As for my brother… thankfully, he’s improving. Speech wise and I’m so grateful for this, he’s been babbling a lot more. And I’m hoping the more he babbles, the more he’ll do it and eventually he might actually say something. My parents keep telling everyone that he only babbles/reacts whenever I talk to him. In a way, I’m happy because I feel so honoured and great that whatever I’m doing seems to have an affect on him but at the same time, I want the same for my parents. I mean, why me? Not that I don’t like it but they’ve been doing what I’ve been doing yet he reacts to me more? I don’t know, sometimes I wish I was microscopic so I can jump into his ear and see how his brain works. Another new habit my brother seemed to pick up in slamming doors. I don’t know where he picked this up from but he keeps slamming the door whenever he enters the living room or another room. It’s quite cute and funny actually.

There’s actually one other thing that’s happened since the time I’ve been away from this blog though I think I’m not going to mention it here but rather in another blog post.

I think I’ll end it here because I really need to revise for this theory test tomorrow but the posts will be back so stay tuned. Oh and before I leave, I want to say thank you for all the support. Each like or each comment I get is a huge confidence booster and I’m not that confident myself. It also motivates me to try and help my parents as much as I can, and help my brother too in becoming the best that he can be.

So thank you. I really appreciate it.

Oh I just remembered!

Happy 1 and a month (?) blirthday- YES BLIRTHDAY to this blog!

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Babble away you 4 year old gymnast!

So yesterday I noticed that my brother was babbling A-LOT. And when I mean a lot, I mean constant ‘blahblahblah-blah-blahblahblah’. So I decided to have a conversation with him. I was afraid that if I were to use actual words to interact with him, he may stop babbling. I had the imitation theory in mind so I thought I’d just copy him, as if he’s teaching me to talk/babble. Even though I had NO IDEA what was being said, he continued to babble. And when I stopped babbling, he’d start off again. And so on.

I think its really great because it gives him a chance to in a way, interact and get him to exercise his muscles? o.o I dunno what would have happened if I had spoken to him with actual words so I’m thinking when he does babble again, I’ll use words and see what happens. Oh and really simple sentences like, ‘What are you doing?’

Another thing I realised that he does a lot are hand stands and roli-polies. The handstands that he does, he’ll basically put his head on the sofa and do a handstand whilst leaning against the sofa. And I think he knows that he shouldn’t be doing it because when you call his name or approach him, he’ll stop doing it and times he’ll roll out into a roli poli making you go all ‘Woah!’. I don’t know where he learnt it all from but it’s very entertaining 😀 I know for a fact that I couldn’t do a handstand till I was like 12 o.o But it is nice to see him be a kid. I think people need to realise that just because he has Autism, it doesn’t make him different from any other child. Yes, he CAN have fun just like any other child.

It’s honestly the best feeling in the world when I see him prove my point of kids with autism being able to act like any other kid :’)