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Look For The Good

June 16, 2012

We finally were able to see the paediatrician, and even though the psychologist and speech therapist both gave us the diagnosis that the twins were on the spectrum, our specialist told us no. They’re not on the autism spectrum, not even close. They have speech delay and concentration issues. A huge sigh of relief?

Yes and no. Yes, glad that we can treat this and make things better. No, because I now have to figure out ways to get the kids to concentrate at a higher level. Some days are overwhelming.

Took the kids to their first gymnastics lesson this morning. It was also a lesson in concentration for them. I don’t know how well they did, one of the teachers became frustrated with them but kept her cool and walked away. Cutest part of the lesson was when Twin 2 walked on the balance beam by herself she jumped off and then yelled out to the rest of the class “Alright, I did it! I did it! Hooray for me!”

Yes sweetheart you did it!

Twin 1 kept giving me the double thumbs up signal to let me know he was safe and having fun.

My kids were the loudest, most enthusiastic in the class. They see the good in everything. So it’s my turn to look for the good and not worry that they aren’t exactly like every other kid.

I made cupcakes today that were laced with chia seeds, carrots, flaxmeal, oranges. The kids don’t realise how good these are for their health, they just like the taste.

Carrot and Orange Cupcakes:

1 cup of gluten free flour

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flaxmeal

2 eggs

1/4 cup grated carrot

pinch of cinnamon

2 tbsp of grapeseed oil

 

Mix together on medium speed then spoon out into cupcake pan and cook for 15 minutes at 180C.

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