W2.8: Lego Therapy Study

Today we did the science. A research assistant came to our house to interview us for the "baseline" research. Tom proudly completed his questionnaire and then stayed to watch me complete my much longer and more detailed questionnaire. There was quite a lot of climbing on the sofa and restlessness as the parent questionnaire went... Continue Reading →


W2.7: Dirt Magnet

My son is a dirt magnet. Perhaps he has dyspraxia because he can't eat without covering himself in food or pour a drink without spilling it, or walk without finding a puddle of mud to splash onto his trousers and shoes, or run without slipping and falling into mud. When he brushes his teeth he... Continue Reading →

W2.6: Science, B*tch!

Thomas has been accepted into a two year study into the benefits of Lego® Therapy. He stands a fifty percent chance of receiving the therapy; the other fifty percent will be a control group that only fills out the questionnaires at the beginning of the process. He received a round of Lego Therapy last year in primary... Continue Reading →

W2.5: Friends and Enemies

Tom is friends with a boy who likes to tease him just a bit more than I am comfortable with. This boy is not a boy he went to primary school with and he hasn't grown up with Tom. He sees Tom and his quirky ways and I believe he thinks Tom is odd, instead... Continue Reading →

W2.4: Super Bowl

No post yesterday, sorry peeps. I took a rest day and then spent the afternoon getting chores out the way so I could relax for the Super Bowl. I became a fan of (American) Football a few years ago through some American friends I used to play an online game with. I streamed a game... Continue Reading →

W2.3: A Wicked Sense of Humour

My son has a wicked sense of humour. By wicked I mean he enjoys the discomfort of others and he loves watching people get angry or surprised, so long as they are not angry at him. For a boy who doesn't like surprises or loud noises himself, he's quite happy to make me squeal when... Continue Reading →

W2.2: The Next Big Thing

Tom has discovered prank videos on YouTube. This is making me nervous. I have visions of clingfilm over the toilet bowl, apple-pie beds and buckets of water balanced precariously over door frames. Luckily for me things have progressed since the practical joke books of my childhood. Pranks on YouTube have evolved and become more elaborate... Continue Reading →

W2.1: “So You Should Be”

Today my son has been to school, crossed over the road on his own on his way there and back, sauntered home in his PE kit, chucked his coat and bags on the kitchen table, kicked off his trainers (sneakers) and left them lying on the kitchen floor and set about playing the Sega Megadrive... Continue Reading →

Webruary 2.0

As today is the first of February it's an excellent opportunity to bring back Webruary. Inspiration has been hard to come by so far this year as life has settled into a routine. Tom is growing a little more mature every day and we are well into his first year in secondary school. There doesn't... Continue Reading →

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