May already

I can’t believe that it’s already May. The year is going by so quickly. We’ve been doing our usual things so there hasn’t been much to report on. I have been trying to get my book out to as many people as I can but time gets away from me. The days seem to be full of nothing much if you know what I mean? My life seems to be driving, shopping, driving, cleaning (unfortunately not that much), ferrying kids around. I’m looking for a part time job, I’m not sure where I’ll fit it in though!

Beth has been doing swimming for the last week. It’s Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. She loves swimming and she loves to have me stay and watch her swim. This means that I often don’t get home ’til 12 as swimming finishes at 11am, I hang around to take Beth’s wet clothes home with me. I stayed last Monday and watched the whole lesson. I drop Beth off at the pool which means I have a little more time in the mornings as they don’t start until 9.30am. I’ve been dropping Bill and Bridie at school and heading straight for the gym. I get Beth changed, then, while the younger kids in the middle school have their lesson, Beth’s group has a play. Then they swap over. I stuffed up on Tuesday though. Bridie has a new kitten – Harmony – and I’d promised I would take her in for show and tell to Bridie’s school. We were told 11.30am was a good time. I decided that I’d watch Beth’s lesson until 10.45, head home, pick up Harmony and get her up to school by 11.30. I had told Beth that I wasn’t planning on staying, then she’d seen that I had stayed after all. Before her lesson I had told her that I wasn’t going to be there for the whole lesson but apparently she cracked it and was nearly crying asking where I was. My friend Sue was there watching her son so she calmed Beth down. I’m not sure why Beth does this, she had been warned that I wasn’t staying but I guess that because I changed the rules by staying for a little while she thought I’d stay for the whole time. I stayed on Thursday then again on Monday as I had planned to go out with Sue to lunch before we have our school coffee afternoon. Today I decided not to stay. Sue messaged me to say that Beth had asked where I was. When Sue told her Beth said that she already knew the answer. Cheeky bugger, she must think if Sue is there then I would be, after all, what else would Sue be there for!

Other than swimming things have been cruising along. Beth’s latest passion on the  ipad seems to be operations and dental work. She’s downloaded games that are very graphic and revolting. She of course loves them. I glanced over while driving at one which was the shape of an eye. I asked her if it was an eye operation and she said to me in a ‘der mum’ voice ‘no mum, it’s an ischium, part of the hip!’ I’m so thick at times! She also does dental games but they’re almost not like games, they’re like a how to guide on dental work. If only it’s something that she could really  do, she’s got such a fascinating mind that girl. Maybe making machines/computers to do the operations?

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Mother of an autistic child wanting to write about my personal experiences
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