Thursday, October 11, 2018

RHOCheshire Star Christine McGuinness Breaks Down In Tears As Her Husband Paddy Calls Her An ‘Amazing Wife’ And ‘Fantastic Mother’ To Their Autistic Children In Surprise Video Tribute!

Christine McGuinness recently appeared on the daytime talk show Loose Women where she went to discuss about the National Autistic Society's Autism Hour campaign. The Real Housewives of Cheshire also opened up about raising her two children, who have autism.

The talk show brought down the music and dimmed the studio lights to make the atmosphere more bearable for the audience, which was made up of autistic adults and their families.

The Autism Hour initiative encourages shops to take simple steps to be more autism friendly in the week October 6 to October 13, according to the Manchester Evening News. Thousands of businesses across the country have been operating 'quiet hours,' including shops in the Trafford Centre and across Greater Manchester.

During her appearance on the daytime talk show, Christine opened up about being a mother to three autistic children, five-year-old twins Penelope and Leo and two-year-old Felicity.



She told the panel that as a way to help her children feel less overwhelmed by day to day activities, she has created a visual calendar and takes pictures of the places they are going to visit so they know when to expect.

"Even if family members are coming over, I want to show them a photo to show them who’s coming," Christine said.

While promoting autism awareness, the mother-of-three got a surprise video from her husband that brought her to tears. Paddy, Christine's husband paid tribute to his wife and called her an 'amazing wife' and 'fantastic mother' to their autistic twins.

Struggling to contain her emotions as she listened to the message, she responded to Paddy's surprise video: "I have to say he’s amazing too."



"I find it easy with the children, yes it’s challenging but I just managed it but he struggled. He’s so good but he has to be because he loves the children, but just getting his head around the fact we’ve got three children with a lifelong condition that we knew nothing about," she said about her husband on Loose Women, according to The Daily Mail. "Nothing can prepare you for that, you have to learn on the job. He’s doing absolutely amazing."

She added: "He only spoke about it recently. I think it’s harder for dads and men. We’ve always stayed so private anyway. We have a completely different world at home than when we’re doing what we’re doing."

On Christine's last previous appearance on Loose Women, McGuinness said she overheard a lady complaining about the noises her 5-year-old twins, Penelope and Leo were making in a play center this week.

"I overheard a lady complaining about the sounds they were making, saying they couldn't stand it it was hurting her ears, I was crying," she said, according to The Daily Mail. "Normally I take an opportunity to educate about autism, the only way to help my children is to educate others and raise awareness."

"To be honest I don't think my children need fixing, I think they're amazing the way they are," she told the lady, said McGuinness, adding that just taking her twins to a play center is big step.



"In the play center, they would have cried, held their ears, but now they're at an age where they are enjoying it," she continued. Christine also said the couple's youngest child, Felicity, who is two years old, is showing early signs of autism.

"It's usually around three that you go down that process, but I'm in no rush, you can see the traits they're dealing with, but for now she's just a baby and I want her to enjoy her life," she continued. "They're so intelligent, they're funny, they're loving, they don't feel that they are any other and they don't see anybody else who is considered to be different, they take everything as it comes."

"I try to keep my focus on the children as much as possible and blank out anybody else, most of the time it's absolutely fine. I'll prepare them ahead of time so they're prepared where they're going. You hear the odd comment where people stare."

She added: "They do act differently. We went to a play centre recently and that is a really big deal for my children, but I shouldn't have to keep them in."

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