Christine McGuinness explains why she fed her three autistic children fish fingers for Christmas
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Christine McGuinness has taken a preventative swipe at trolls who might criticise what she chose to feed her three autistic children on Christmas.
The 32 year old, who recently moved into a gorgeous Cheshire-based mansion with her family, took to her Instagram feed to share photos comparing her and Paddy's festive dinner to her children's meals.
The first snap showed the blonde beauty with her 47 year old other half as they sat in front of plates with a mountain of food on top, including potatoes, Brussels sprouts and Yorkshire puddings.
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A second photo saw three plates of chips and fish figers for their kids, twins Leo and Penelope, seven, and four year old Felicity.
In the caption, Christine decided to quickly shut down any backlash she might receive from keyboard warriors on what she served her autistic children on the big day.
She wrote: "Swipe for the kiddies Christmas dinner [smiley face emoji] because autism doesn’t stop for Christmas day!. They like what they like and I want my children to eat so I choose my battles and I don’t want one today!" followed by a laughing emoji.
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Christine, who recently celebrated her youngest daughter's birthday, continued: "For anyone who may not understand this, food aversion can be quite common for those with autism.
"This isn’t lazy parenting or fussy children, this is sensory issues due to their condition that limits what our children eat. I am delighted they are very slowly exploring new textures.
"I’m just happy they eat because there have been times they totally refuse. It may be basic and it’s still all beige but they’re happy and their tummies are full," alongside a smiley emoji with red hearts around it.
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The Real Housewives of Cheshire star added: "For anyone with autistic children this Christmas.. I hope you had a calm day, I feel your exhaustion and I hear your sigh of relief that the Christmas period is almost over," with a celebration hands emoji, nervous emoji and a red heart emoji alongside the hashtags #QuietChristmas #AutismAwareness #Sensory #BeigeFood #Acceptance #MerryChristmas.
Sympathetic fans were quick to respond as one person commented: "So nice to read this I needed to see this today sick of being called lazy or being told ‘leave it front of them if they r hungry they will eat". [sic]
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"Waffles, fish fingers & beans here – no change just because it’s Christmas Day!!" a second said with a red heart emoji.
While a third added: "My son had chicken nuggets [laughing emoji] but what Iam please about is the fact he sat at the table had his drink in a fancy glass and even did cheers," [sic] followed by a Champagne flutes emoji and a red heart emoji.
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