Milestones: the infancy through toddler years

So, we reached a milestone yesterday, but I really think that I should put it in some perspective, give it some context. Frances has had many milestones to reach over the years. You wouldn’t know it unless you had been around us at the time, but there was a point at which we didn’t knowContinue reading “Milestones: the infancy through toddler years”

No pink dinosaurs this year

It’s birthday-planning time again. Time has flown by in the blink of an eye. I find it hard to believe, but Frances will be 11 years old this month. She is younger socially (about 8/9) and older intellectually (about 14/15). But buying gifts isn’t as difficult as it may sound; she still only has oneContinue reading “No pink dinosaurs this year”

Climbing the walls

When Frances was younger, starting as a toddler, she would climb anything and everything. It was quite impressive even though it was frightening. When I mentioned this to her wonderful doctor (a developmental paediatrician), a few years later, he asked: “Has she ever fallen?” The answer was that she had not, and still has not,Continue reading “Climbing the walls”

Over the edge

Frances has a very dry sense of humour that appears at really funny times. For example, every weekend, she and I have a sleepover: we usually camp out in a fort in the living room, watch a movie and eat popcorn. Recently, my bed was the site of the sleepover, and I found myself oftenContinue reading “Over the edge”