The Other Side: Living With Asperger Syndrome - Part Two
Chapter Six - Two Versions of Myself
When my parents separated, they stopped taking as many photos and videos - all of the videos are with my Dad, and my Mum didn't get a camera for a while. So, for this chapter, I'll talk about my teddy bear: Tina.
Here I am with Tina, before my parents divorced I think - but that's not the point; I just want a picture of me and her together!
The pink teddy bear clay model I made in chapter three was supposed to be Tina!
I got Tina when I was about two or three years old, and she's called Tina because it was the name of a character on the TV show 'Casualty'.
Tina was my equivalent of a comfort blanket, and she came everywhere with me. She got packed into suitcases for holidays, strapped into the car for long journeys, and carted between my parents houses (unless I forgot her, like I did in this chapter).
I still have her now, she's not pink anymore though - just a faded, murky colour.
Here she is now: