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Christine and Paddy McGuiness Are Bursting With Pride As They Take Their Three Autistic Children On A Plane For The First Time

Christine and Paddy McGuiness Are Bursting With Pride As They Take Their Three Autistic Children On A Plane For The First Time

The family holiday has been six years in the making.

Naomi Chadderton

Naomi Chadderton

Travelling with kids can be a daunting experience at the best of times. Whether they spend the whole time screaming their heads off or simply can't sit still on a long-haul flight, it's up there among parents' most stressful ordeals.

Christine McGuinness has become the "proudest mummy in the world" however after her three kids, who all have autism, board a plane for the very first time.

Taking to her Instagram to share her family's major achievement, the mother-of-three talked her followers through the magical weekend at Peppa Pig World with husband Paddy McGuinness, which she said has left her "bursting with pride."

Sharing numerous pictures of the couple's three children - fiver-year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and two-year-old Felicity - at the airport and as they waited to board the plane, Christine also explained how this long-awaited trip has been six years in the making,

"Extremely proud parents. We have had the most magical weekend, I will share more info with you lot later!" she shared with her to her 244k followers, along with the hashtags #BurstingWithPride #ProudMummyandDaddy #Autism #Achievements #Milestone #Our3BabiesAreAmazing.

"We done it. Our first flight all together as a family and it went so well. We are immensely proud of Leo, Penelope and Felicity. Despite all of the extra obstacles, our children have to deal with, they stepped well out of their comfort zone and they done it so well," she added.

"This has been 6 years in the making, planning and dreaming for a family holiday. We started with a weekend in Southampton (we didn't want to risk going abroad for the first time flying in case it went awful, we knew we could get a train home) but they done amazing, I don't think it will be long until we have our first holiday abroad!"

"This may be a 'normal' thing to do for most families but for 'autism' families like ours this is a huge achievement!" she added.

In a third post she also commented: "This was it, the moment we waited 6 years for, boarding the plans for the very first time! I wasn't sure if my heart was going to stop with fear or burst with pride! There was some hesitation getting on but once the were in their seats they actually enjoyed it! I think our problem now is deciding where to go next?"

Proud dad and fellow autism advocate Paddy also took to Instagram to share some snaps to his 1.2m followers, with one praising the crew saying: "This was our amazing captain and crew from @flybe. I didn't get the captain's name but she let the kids have a tour of the cockpit and gave my little boy some Captain stripes from her shirt and let my daughter have one of her key rings. What a fantastic role mode and the mini McGuinty's were very impressed."

We'll be watching eagerly to see where this adorable family end up next!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mrscmcguinness

Topics: Life News, Real