We took Eden to get a pair of slippers on Saturday. Much needed as she now puts on her wellies in the morning to escape the cold floor! Raffy walked along the high street to Clarks holding Mum's hand and chatting about the sky and the pavement (usual topics if out of doors!) and being so focussed. It was absolutely lovely. He even pointed out two little girls and when we looked inside a cafe said 'Hya' to two total strangers! We didn't stay in the end, far too crowded even for me but Raffy just coped with everything.
I am so proud of him. Little sis is now talking quite a lot and I think this is an added spur to his own speech. I asked Raffy and Eden to give each other a cuddle last week and it was amazing to see them embrace and kiss on the mouth! Eden loved it, she kisses everything in sight some days!
Raffy did 'This little piggy went to market' on Dad all the way through complete with tickling at the end. He is also much less distressed at having his teeth brushed. Instead of both Mum and Dad having to restrain a struggling, screaming boy, it's now a single parent job with some moaning.
However he is back to hating bath time...
We are now registered to go to the Autism Treatment Centre for 12th - 16th December 2011 for Raffy's Intensive. We have a year to raise £7,000.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Raffy coffee morning in Lydiate. Over £600 was raised. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx