Another weekend gone

the kids all enjoyed the roller skating

Paul had Friday off so we took the kids rollerskating. What the hell was I thinking! Beth has been talking about going rollerskating since she went on school camp when they took all the kids rollerskating. I’ve never liked rollerskating myself but used to go when I was a teenager, always in the hope that I’d see a guy from school that I fancied. I was never very good and am clumsy and self conscious at the best of times so having a fall (especially in front of cute guys) has never appealed! Of course now-a-days I do what we think a good mother would do and that is try anything that the kids think sounds like fun.

We got there just after 10 but lots of other mums with their kids did the same. The only difference was that the other mums sat and drank coffees and chatted while their kids did all the wonderful things that coordinated kids do. Not our family of giraffes! Silly me didn’t realise that I was allowed to go onto the rink with normal shoes on and walk around with my kids. On went the skates. Of course Beth needed to go to the toilet as soon as her skates were on. We managed to get to the toilet by hanging on to the walls and by the time we got back to the others we thought we were doing ok. Carpet is a wonderful thing. On the rink it was another story. Bloody Paul seemed to remember just how to skate so he was fine. Not me! I held on for dear life all the way around. That would have been fine if it wasn’t for the 3 kids who decided that each time they fell or nearly fell, mum would be the one they would hold onto! Once or twice around the rink for me then I copped out and put my runners back on, much better!

Finally it was 12 o’clock and time to go. I thought that we could put that one in the book, along with the Mini Golf that we did a few years ago that was nearly as much fun. But no, Bill decided that he wanted to have his birthday there – this Sunday! My back is still killing me from the yanks I got!

The rest of the weekend wasn’t as eventful. Saturday I talked Paul into taking the kids out to give me a break so I had about an hour and a half to myself which was bliss. Today we went to Bev and John’s for lunch. Beth has one of her hissy fit turns because she decided that she wanted to go to the movies. I guess 3 movies in 1 holidays isn’t enough! She had said it so often this morning that she cracked the shits bigtime when we got in the car to go to Grandma and Grandpas and screamed at us the whole way there. Luckily it’s only 5 minutes away. Unfortunately she doesn’t understand that the Toy Story 3D that’s out on Thursday isn’t actually Toy Story 3 but 1 and 2 remade in 3D. Toy Story 3 isn’t out until later in the year. She’s very excited about it coming out and thinks that that’s the one that’ll be out on Thursday. I managed to appease her by telling her I’d go to Carribean Gardens to pick up some games for her DSi that we’d been promising for a while. I got some for each of them so they’ve been playing them since we’ve got home. Gotta love those electronic babysitters!

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