Tuesday, May 09, 2006


After a week of constantly watching Barney, over and over again, I wished that Barney would be no more.
After taking Beauty my five year old to school, I returned home to find that Barney was gone, demised, no longer with us. Not only was Barney the video no longer with us but the video player was no more with Barney stuck inside.
At times a child with autism can be very tiring, sometimes awake at 4am and bouncing around like a kangaroo,watching Barney over and over and over again. At the moment it feels like my life is upside down, awake at night with Beauty (and Barney) and catching some sleep in the day to recover.
At 2.25am this morning I dropped Beauty's big sister Anastasia off at the station to catch the bus to the airport to fly to a censored location in Europe where she is going to live. ANASTASIA WILL LIVE THERE ALONE.
Anastasia is 24, then there is Belle who is 22, SnowWhite who is 20, Ariel who is 16, Fiona who is 15 and of course Beauty who is 5.
For along time my daughters have had the nicknames of the cartoon princesses they are most like, hence their blog names. Mine has been Cinderella because I am always cleaning but I am mostly known as Mother of Many.
This blog is not just meant to be about the joys of raising a child with autism but about the trials of being the mother of six girls. It is also about keeping them up to date with the family as they are a widely travelled group of girls. Anastasia and Belle travel a lot.
Beauty is watching The Care Bears Movie on the DVD player so she is not missing Barney too much at the moment.
A little bit of peace,
Mother of Many

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.