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How my eldest felt about her younger sister's SN

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BiteOfFun Mon 05-Oct-09 21:39:37

I have just been sent this poem by my mum that she dug out from her computer, as I promised to show it to somebody here. It was written by my dd1 when she was ten (now 13), and I thought that some of you might like to share it.

My Little Sister

My little sister doesn’t play with toys,
She can’t talk either, and only makes a noise.
When she plays in the garden she likes to throw her shoes,
Over the neighbours wall or wherever she may choose.
Sometimes it seems she doesn’t understand,
Like she is a special princess, of her own private land.
We don’t know what goes on inside,
Unless she lets us know with a cry or smile so wide.
My little sister is autistic; her ways may seem quite weird,
The world for her is different, sometimes something to be feared.
When she is scared she holds my hand tight, but I can make her laugh,
I play games, give her cuddles and tickles in the bath.
Her hair is red like flames, her eyes dark brown and bright,
She doesn’t know she is pretty or care if her clothes aren’t right.
All her family love her, though she drives us mad,
Still, she is the best sister I could ever have had.

RaggedRobin Mon 05-Oct-09 21:43:01

really lovely.

logi Mon 05-Oct-09 21:48:11

That is really good,and very sweet what a great big sister.

claw3 Mon 05-Oct-09 22:34:32

Amazing poem for a 10 year old, what a compassionate dd you have.

Hassled Mon 05-Oct-09 22:37:08

That is one fine poem for a 10 year old, and really thoughtful.

elmosworld Mon 05-Oct-09 22:46:57

grin awww. That's lovely and well written!!! You must be so proud!

BiteOfFun Mon 05-Oct-09 22:58:14

I am really proud of her- she is very patient and loving with her most of the time. I think it's a positive thing that can sometimes be overlooked when you are getting your head round having a child with SN- sometimes everybody around them can rise to the challenge and develop qualities that they otherwise might not have. I may be a bit sentimental, having seen that poem again for the first time in ages, but when people talk about those with SN as contributing nothing to society, they are so very wrong.

asdx2 Mon 05-Oct-09 23:17:27

A lovely poem what a lovely big sister your dd has.
I agree with you about SN giving siblings extra qualities. My oldest three are fantastic and have special qualities recognised by others that meet them.I have been told more than once that they are remarkable children. I can't even take any credit because if I'm honest they have been pretty much sidelined by the needs of the younger two. However they are mature, compassionate, resillient, adaptable, patient and tolerant as a consequence.

Mitchell81 Tue 06-Oct-09 08:26:58

What a lovely poem

meltedmarsbars Tue 06-Oct-09 13:55:27

What a lovely poem, and a truly special big sister to be proud of!

PerryPlatypus Tue 06-Oct-09 13:59:22

<wipes away a tear>

I loved the poem. Your DDs both sound gorgeous, BoF.

pagwatch Tue 06-Oct-09 14:58:28


(How did I not know you had a child with SN too....)

Lovely poem. You seem to have both a talented and very pretty family gene

saintlydamemrsturnip Tue 06-Oct-09 15:02:05

Oh how lovely.

2shoes Tue 06-Oct-09 15:04:42

oh that is lovely

BiteOfFun Tue 06-Oct-09 17:10:09

Thanks guys- I am hugely proud of them both, but I guess I use MN to get a break from the little buggers so I don't mention them as much as I should blushgrin

janess404 Tue 06-Oct-09 17:26:29

sat here in tears now that is very beautiful

janess404 Tue 06-Oct-09 17:27:27

is funny how children can express how they feel so perfect and we struggle and walk on egg shells lesson to be learnt here,

LolliChopsVioletsWithAChainsaw Tue 06-Oct-09 20:20:58

That's made me well up! That's so lovely.

MavisEnderby Tue 06-Oct-09 20:56:26

I am wiping away a tear.

Children are so brilliant aren't they.

I remember last year when we were talking about dd's issues with DS,and why she was different to her peers.

He looked at me and said "Never mind,mummy,she might do funny things,but she is my sister and I love her.When shes bigger and I get a house she might want to come and live with me and I can look after her"

(he is only 5!!)

brokenspacebar Tue 06-Oct-09 21:22:43

Reading it gave me goosebumps, lovely poem.

Fluffypoms Tue 06-Oct-09 21:34:06

Lovely poem bof!

Mavis,Your ds sounds so sweet

BiteOfFun Tue 06-Oct-09 23:09:35

Oh Mavis, that is just lovely- I could squeeze his cheeks grin

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