Leaps and Bounds

I know one of my last posts was about Vins and how he’s making so much progress socially – but this one is too. I’m just so proud of him.
Firstly, his teacher said he’s doing really well in school. He’s getting more involved and participating more in whole class activities – especially the singing and dancing 🙂
We still have meltdowns at home. But they’re less frequent than before. And he’s become more independent.
He’s always been happier in smaller groups. But if he spent a whole day with a friend and then I turned up or if his friend’s parent turned up, he’d become quiet. I cannot begin to count the number of times a friend has spoken to him after school and has been ignored. Or the amount of times someone has said goodbye to him after school and Vins has pretended he can’t see him/her.
Yesterday was soooo different! Two school mums and myself took some of the kids out for lunch. There were six children in all. They had a ball. They ran around screaming and playing Hide and Seek. Luckily the restaurant was empty! They ran outside in the garden and they played with a bunch of Hot Wheels cars that Vin took with him.
I didn’t think Vins would join in as much as he did – and he was so happy! It was almost as though I wasn’t there!
The best part was when we were leaving. He put the car window down and started shouting, “Bye X! Bye! See you tomorrow!”
I’m so proud of him.

This Week I’m Grateful For… My Friends

There are things that I am grateful for every single day.  Family, health, food, my baby, etc.  But this week I am very grateful for my friends.

I know lots of people.  I see lots of people.  But I don’t think all of them are actual *friends*.

Friends

* We don’t always look like this.  I think it was ‘dress like a crazy person’ at school.

I don’t always see them, and I’m not always in touch with them for many reasons (one of them being that I’m addicted to Twitter.  BAD Twitter!).  We’re all busy with our own lives and I know that I should make more effort to see them and I’m going to try to do that 🙂

I know they’re my friends because:

* They ask me how I am out of the blue.

* They lend me maternity clothes when I don’t have any.

* They put Coke in their fridges when they know I’m coming over.

* They bring cupcakes over and surprise me.

* They come and stay with you when you are seven months pregnant and alone.

*They ask how Vindoo is after his shots.

There are many more things I could add to this short list!

Thank you friends. X