Movies and Hogs Breath

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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