Back to School

Posted by Sarah on Apr 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Other than Beth’s party the rest of the holidays were fairly quiet. We had our usual lovely catchup with Catriona and Jose. We met them when Beth and Jose were doing horseriding with riding for the disabled. Cat then joined the HAGS group (happy autism group support) and we’ve been friends ever since. We sometimes go down to their holiday house with them in Inverloch too. Bec always comes along to our lunches too, all the kids nick off and do their own thing and all the mums sit and chat and eat. Always a good afternoon!

We’re back in the routine of school now as the kids went back on Monday. Monday was a bit of a disaster of a morning, I couldn’t find Beth’s shoes until we were just walking out the door, she had her boots on until then! So it was a mad panic trying to find them. I was a bit concerned though relieved that I had heard Beth’s muttering to herself the night before. This is how it went. “I have three options. Number one; I can say “That’s what she said” as many times as I want, number two; I can go to school and have a good time, number three; I can get kicked out!” Hmmm glad I heard it. So I came back with “Number one; you can say “that’s what she said” when you’re at home alone in your room as many times as you like, number two; you will go to school and enjoy yourself, number three; if you go to school and get kicked out you will never again be allowed to play on your ipad or the computer or any internet for the rest of your life. Understand?” The response, a groan then “Understand.”

I’ll leave you with another Beth funny. We stopped at the bakery last night on the way home to buy some jam tarts. When I got back Beth was calling out the window at a crow who was sitting on a rubbish bin. She told me his name was Evan. When I asked why she had called him Evan her response was “Because that’s his name!” Well ok then, makes sense now!


Movies and Hogs Breath

Posted by Sarah on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Beth had her birthday outing on Sunday. It seems to have become a tradition that we take her two besties from Primary School – Jessica and Erin – to the movies and Hogs Breath. We’re lucky because her birthday always falls near the school holidays so there’s always new movies to see. We’re also lucky that the girls who are at mainstream highschools and are not on the spectrum still want to come and spend Beth’s birthday with her. They’re both such lovely girls and have always been wonderful with Beth. I think that they actually enjoy seeing Beth, being carefree in a way that highschool doesn’t seem to allow. Beth is still so childlike in so many ways so it’s not about if you’re cool or skinny or about what boys you like, it’s about enjoying each others company and having fun.

Erin came armed with goodies, she likes to buy heaps of presents. Beth got some rings, an anklet, a bracelet, a gift card, a necklace and a jewellery tree to hang it all up in. She had asked me what Beth liked and I said she liked blue so lots of them were on blue string or beads and her necklace had a B on it. She obviously spent a lot of time looking. Jess gave her $15 which she got all excited about, we bought a Kung Fu Panda 2 dvd that afternoon with it. They got here at about 9.30am and we all set off to Knox. We went to see The Croods. It was a great movie, we saw it in 2D instead of 3D, a shame really as I could see how good it would have been in 3D. We then went and had the girls photos taken in one of those booths. I will scan and put them on here eventually. Of course Beth was front and centre.

Hogs Breath was funny, Beth started on her ‘welcome to Hogs Breath’ to people as they walked past. We realised that she wanted a job there because she fancied the waiter there from Bill’s birthday. Beth decided that she’d ask lots of questions of the girls. So she’d say “who would you go out with, Justin Bieber or Brad Pitt” and heaps of different ones like that. “Who would you be friends with, Lady Gaga or Angelina Jolie?” Then then played truth or dare which was mainly truth and she had heaps of good ones that most people wouldn’t think of. It was really good fun and I think the girls enjoyed it too. When we got home they all sat and watched a dvd before I drove them home. Everybody enjoyed themselves and Erin said she’d love to catch up more often. I told Beth that we might do it every holidays if the girls are interested.

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