Mr Giggles – my four (almost five) year old foster son. Giggles has speech delays due to not being able to hear until he came into care. Two years ago all he could say was ‘Mum’. Today he talks non-stop but not many people can understand what he says. Even though he has this delay and most kids get frustrated with language problems. Giggles is exactly that… Giggly!
Little Miss Chatterbox – my six (going on sixteen) year old foster daughter. Chatterbox has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Motor Dyspraxia, Auditory Processing Disorder, borderline low IQ and global speech delays. Chatterbox is more affected by the trauma background the kids have both come from. She can have quite challenging behaviours, likes kisses, hardly sleeps, is empathetic when people are hurt or upset, is very controlling, is very sociable, and loves to demand ‘cuddle families’ (family cuddles).
Mr Grumpy – my hubby. Grumpy has a very rare endocrine condition called Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Candidiasis Ectodermal Dystrophy. I call him Mr Grumpy as a joke as he is anything but Grumpy (most of the time!).
ME!! Odd Socks Mummy. (My name was suggested by Julia from Saving Mummy). This is because I always wear odd socks. Mostly I wear odd socks because I’m lazy and couldn’t be bothered matching them – it’s really not any deeper then that. I am a 31 year old foster mum, carer, wife, uni student, chauffeur, daughter, sister, aunty and more! I also like to use exclamation marks as I’m sure you will all discover.