Tom, for instance, was a horrendous birth, a really, really difficult birth and then he slept after that for months and months and then one day at about three months he woke up and that was it; sleep patterns were out the window. He fed nicely but he was just a very stressed, restless baby. Right from an early age, his sleep patterns were disturbed. He was scared of things. For instance, we would go to my mothers and they have got an old farmhouse and they have got old beams and as a baby he used to sit there screaming of the beams, because he was scared of the beams. So from a very early age he was fearful of things and very anxious, a very anxious child.
He, let me think. He wouldn’t… his crawling and his motor skills weren’t great either. He couldn’t catch a ball and he couldn’t crawl properly. I had to take him to one of these classes to help him crawl. He wouldn’t do any arts and crafts but all he would do was playdough and we would get this playdough and these little animals and we would make the animal stamps out of the playdough and then he would scrape the faces off. And he would do that for hours. My husband can’t look at playdough any more because that is what he would do - scratch the animal faces off these little animals - and he would do that for hours and hours and sometimes we would think he was some sort of genius because he knew his alphabet at two and a half and he had encyclopaedic knowledge of Thomas the Tank Engine and the Telly Tubbies and then it moved on to dinosaurs and at three, three and a half he knew every dinosaur there was, which period they fitted into, Jurassic or Triassic or whichever period they fitted into. He knew everything about dinosaurs and we thought he is brilliant and that is why he finds things so difficult.