Lucy’s To Do List

Soon our family will have to relocate to Goulburn, and as one would imagine this is going to be a massive undertaking – I have schools to organise, house to sell/rent, house to find, crap to pack the list goes on and on.  In a week or so we’ll head on down with the whole tribe, it’s going to be a busy few days of organising shifting this lot – so yes the To Do lists have come out. 

My 10-year-old daughter Lucy decided to help me out by doing up a list of things we’ll need on the trip, as well as some things the kids can do while we are there.  On this list it has the usual stuff, undies, socks, hats etc – but then there was this particular gem she listed for her autistic older brother Tom – No eating poo.

And that my friends pretty much sums up, what most of our family trips end up like.

Pack your dacks and don’t eat the poo.  I’ve stuck it on the fridge as a reminder 😉

Autism, it does not rock.


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4 Responses to Lucy’s To Do List

  1. Phil McNulty

    no, it does not rock.
    i remember well the joys of poo eating/ throwing/ smearing from excursions out with mr s some years back.

    noone who has never lived it will understand it. the parents of my students are always coming up just to debrief cos noone else gets it.
    hope all the poo ends up in the appropriate disposal area.

  2. Jenn

    It will never rock but to put a different perspective on it – I can’t think a better set of parents for autistic kids to have. Autism doesnt rock but you do!

  3. Hi there – I found this blog via Mum, and I love it!
    You’re such a great writer. As a fellow blogger (who hasn’t updated in a few months :|), I understand what it’s like to feel the need to express one’s feelings/opinions to just get something off of your chest, and this topic is very close to home for me!
    I have an autistic foster brother and the poo thing is soooo right! We even went to the lengths of stick taping up his nappy before putting on a pull-up. There’s no such thing as too many precautions when dealing with an autistic child and poo!
    Anywho – great blog! It gives me much pleasure in reading it.
    And yes – autism? So not rocking.

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