Whilst we have been having fun and games here, the lovely girl has spent a couple of days with my brother & his family. Or to be more accurate her 5 year old cousin who absolutely adores her and my sister in law who enjoys having a girlie to talk makeup, hair and eyebrows.
None of my kids think of themselves as young carers, and one of them was horrified when a concerned teacher made a referral. I’m glad that they recognise that there are children out there who do have to take a lot more responsibility for caring for a sick or disabled parent/sibling. So often these youngsters slip under the radar. It is important that all our young carers are able to access the few specialist groups available to them (even if they don’t think they need them!!) – see action for children; young carer; babble.
So check out a few pics of the lovely girl enjoying time out from caring for mum to play with her cousin in the spring sunshine.