I got a lie in this morning, though actually i was up by 9.30. Its really very strange to suddenly be getting uninterupted nights and not have a baby tucked up against me all night. I actually miss her rather a lot, i seem to jump very awake at times and be surprised she isn’t in next to me. Putting her down to bed at 9.30 ish is really peculiar.
We’ve had a completely enjoyable weekend – yesterday Max took the big two swimming and then there was lots of garden playing. We all sat and ate dinner in the tent which was a) highly amusing b) terribly sad c) fun, depending on your point of view. Anyway, i can definitely dismantle the tent, lets see if i can put it up! I’m still not convinced we will all get in the pod, wishing i’d bought a porch bedroom hanger thing as a back up now :/ The other mildly educational bit was doing a Montessori Number thing with Fran, who had professed a need to know how to say thousand numbers. So we got out the base ten blocks and the number cards and “did” thousands. And now she can do them. Lol. Must do something similar with Maddy. Did also sit and go though a Letts Book for 6-7 year olds with Fran on number patterns; piece of cake, she could do it all. Pah! to numeracy hour 😉 Obviously it was very much helped by the game
Tim linked to, helped her say though Thousand scores nicely.
Today. Well my tongue was not longer completely horrid so i felt more like doing stuff. Honestly can’t remember what we did first thing, except i decided not to turn my computer on till i’d done everything else, so it didn’t go on till 4pm ish. Oh yeah, girls and Max were playing GameCube, Shrek 2, so i had to do the Donkey Hero Time, as only i can! Was kind of fun to watch them “team working” (ahem!) with that.
Took Maddy out shopping with me; she has been getting progressively more stressed this last week or so and today she was in a world of her own. I had to get down in front of her in HomeBase, get her face in my hands and ask if she could hear me? “Yes” she answered… “Why didn’t you answer then, sweetheart?” “Erm.. i forgot how to get the words to come to my mouth…” Poor old girl. When we were in Sainsburys, i gave her some money to put in the Red Cross box and we had this little talk about what the Red Cross do. Suddenly she said “It is just pretend isn’t it? people don’t really need help like that because everything has gone?” So i said yes, not everyone is as lucky as us. And she just crumpled, in the carpark and i had to cuddle her back to serenity :/ Sometimes i really worry about how i’m going to get her safely to adulthood. other times i wonder why i ever thought there was anything wrong. Its such a funny (peculiar) thing, this autism stuff.
Anyway, apart from all that, we did plenty of nice things. I kept Maddy with me all day and we planted strawberries and sunflowers and potatoes and delphiniums and weeded the beds. The peas are growing, although one pot full has been “mown” by a slug or something :(, the nastursiums have got huge in a week, the radishes are pretty big, lettuces looking lettucy and the shallots are sprouting. It all looks very productive really.
No idea what i’ve got on this week. Feels like there isn’t enough week anymore.