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struggling with special needs children

Matchy69
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Does anyone else have children with special needs.I am struggling with mine.My youngest cant use a toilet when their at the age they should be.I am getting tired of changing them,does that make me a bad parent?The constant hyperepisodes are taking their strain especially that i am going through other personal stuff in my life
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Matchy69
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Hi Hanna I have always gown vegies and fruit since I was a child as my mother always grew vegies and had a fruit orchard .It certainly helps financially as everything is so dear now.

The world's fastest Indian is a great movie and one of my favourites and am sure you will enjoy it being a true story.They have a Burt Munroe festival in New Zealand in February and I know some people going over for it.The motorcycle diaries is a good movie to to watch.It had subtitles and i enjoyed that one to.

I no people with Harley's but never ridden one yet.I know someone who has a WLA from word war 2 and is a very interesting bike. I have about dozen bikes and my oldest is 1963 Honda. My everyday ride is a 1981 Yamaha XJ650.

Hopefully my son settles down quick in high school.It is a huge change and he will be going from being the oldest to the youngest in school.

I really understand about losing a beloved pet.It is a very hard thing to go through.I use to love hearing about Sam an d love your profile picture of him.

I had a good bit of rain here but it's cleared up now but more forecast for the weekend.

Take care,

Mark.

Mstchy

just found your thread again after the changes. Glad to hear your daughter hit her license, I never did because I never was confident. So congratulations to her. 
Hanna hello. 

Hi quirky it is great to see you and hope you are doing ok.A very great moment in my daughters life and a great confidence booster for her.Shes happy driving herself the 45 minutes to work.

Hanna3
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Hi Mark,

 

I replied earlier but it didn't go through.. Growing your own food must be so satisfying as well as healthy and a great interest to have - and it gets you outdoors.  

 

Your bikes sound fantastic.  You would have loved the get-togetheres the bike groups had where I used to live - they had meetups for people with vintage/classic bikes, they were gorgeus - I remember I was in my car waiting at lights at an intersection one day and a guy pulled up next to me in the most beautfully done-up classic motorbike - I was so busy admiring it that I missed the traffic lights changing and the people behind me tooted at me!  

 

Thanks for the thumbs up about the movies - I will look forward to watching them!

 

I imagine your son will be a bit nervous at first with high school and then will settle down - first days at anything new are always a bit anxiety-provoking.

 

I'm glad you like little Sams pic - I have some lovely ones of him on the beach especially.  He was a cute little guy and much loved.

 

We have a huge storm brewing here so I will switch off the computer now!  Nice to chat with you Mark and hi to Quirky!

Matchy69
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Hi Hanna I love all bikes and know some people with really early ones from around 1915.One of the bikes was picked up on the side of a country road 30 years ago leaning against a tree with long grass growing in it rusting away.He had to make a lot of parts for it but it is a totally beautiful example now of a rare bike from 1915.

My son has school camp Tuesday and that is another nervous thing for both of us.They are going to the beach 3 and half hours from here so I won't be close by if needed.Hopefully he has a good time with not to many dramas.My son has started using the toilet and hopefully the change won't effect this.

My daughter has done well to drive to and from work to the big town.She is lucky she only has to drive on the outskirts of the big town to get where she works but they are alot of trucks on these roads at times.It must be such a big confidence booster for her to get her licence.

Your profile picture of Sam is such a lovely photo and can see how he would have bought you so much joy.My profile picture is of a river near here where I take the kids fishing and is a real beautiful spot.

Take care,

Mark.

Hanna3
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Hi Mark,

 

I watched The World's Fastest Indian last night and it was terrific!  I thought Anthony Hopkins was great as Burt Munro.  He must have been an amazingly clever man to have made that motorbike and able to go at those speeds, wow!  I wonder if his record still stands, do you know?  I found the move in an op shop here for one dollar, it was definitely worth it!

 

Your kids are doing great - I get scared driving in heavy traffic and near trucks!  Your son has your support, I'm sure he will be OK.  I was a pretty anxious kid.  

 

I'd love to see the bike you talked about!  Wish we could post pics here.  I have nicer ones of little Sam, but I'm a bit unsure about changing my profile pic.  I have heaps of photos of him on my phone and want to get a few developed - I just have to get the car greenslip paid in the next fortnight - and I have just managed to pay off all the vet fees for my poor guy.

 

Rainy and muggy here and I have to clean out my car before getting the car wash guy to do it tomorrow!

Matchy69
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Hi Hanna yes Burt Munro's record still stands to this day.He was a very clever man.

Some rain here this morning and had 10 mm of rain all up.More forecast for later today so hopefully some more.

I am feeling very nervous about my sons school camp.3 and half hours is a long drive on the bus for him.They are going to make a couple toilet break stops so hopefully that helps.We had a long meeting at the school with the principle and teachers putting a plan in place for the camp.Some activities he won't be able to do like canoeing as he struggles with swimming.

I hope you had nice weekend.

Take care,

Mark.

Hanna3
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Hi Mark

Is the camp overnight? Does your son have friends who are going as well?

They should hopefully have other activities besides the canoeing. Maybe bush walks, camp fires, BBQ s etc? So your son won't feel too out of things. Were you able to discuss that at the meeting with the organisers?

It will be so nice for him to have a good time there and boost his confidence. 

Matchy69
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  • Hi Hanna yes they have plenty of other activities that he should enjoy.They leave Tuesday and come back Friday.He went on the camp last year and had a good time so hopefully this one goes ok to.

Hanna3
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Hi Mark,

 

Sounds like your son should have a great time!  There was a very bad car accident near here today, a car colliding with a motor bike -it looked like a young man badly hurt with the ambulance crew all around him - upsetting to see and must have been a shock for the car driver - someone said the young guy was riding the bike on only the back wheel.  Some of these young people take terrible risks.

 

Missing little Sam badly today!  Muggy and drizzling so just had a coffee out and got the car washed in the afternoon before its Rego check.  So not a very exciting day.  However, the guy who I took the car to, to get it washed, owned a Harley - very nice!  Just sorry he couldn't have taken me for a brief spin in it - he said he found it rusting at the local men's shed and bought it to do it up.

 

Gee, now I am seeing motorbikes everywhere, how funny!  

 

You have a good evening there Mark.