it's all a pickle

I’ve long since given up comparing Jacob to other children his age (11 years) something I used to do a lot in the early days.  I had almost forgotten that he would have been in the same year group my best friend’s daughter if he had attended mainstream school.  The difference between them is vast it’s now beyond compare.  Years ago when Jacob was a baby I gave up going to toddler groups because all the other mums’ babies were changing except mine.  Back then we didn’t really know anything was “wrong” with the little man but deep down I did and my mind would race ahead. I would leave those groups with a cold panic in my stomach, go home and try to make him track a toy with his eyes and reach for it.

Things are different now.  Jacob has moved on but very slowly and I don’t…

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