Hello lovely people. Or person. This is the first post. I find blogging difficult, so bear with me. I'm the new boy around here.
I've thought about wanting to write a show about myself and The Boy for a long time. In that sense, this show has been years in the making. I wrote it in a week in September, and first performed it to Anna, the director, a day later. I then rewrote it.
I performed two work-in-progress shows at the beginning of October at the Pleasance in London. They went well, far better than I ever could have hoped. Largely in part thanks to Anna's input. I'm really excited about this show. It's a pleasure to stand on stage and talk about something that genuinely involves me, excites me, and is me.
Every parent wants to be proud of their children and share their uniqueness and individuality with the world. I want people to understand The Boy, to see what makes him tick, what makes his behaviour so unpredictable and what, at times, can make him a difficult boy to like for so many people.
The show has jokes, lots of them. Maybe this blog will have the same humour too. I'm not sure. All I know is that, as with everything else, this is for you, son. It's all for you.
This blog is about bringing up The Boy. He's 12 years old and autistic. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.