Yesterday I invited my autism mom’s over for lunch. It was just meant to be one mom but when I heard another mom in the program was having work done on her house and the front door being left open all day…I told another friend to invite her along. So, we had 5 kids with autism (that mom with the work being done has two on the spectrum) and 5 "neurotypical" kids. Outside everything was fine–for the most part. Poor Cameron got knocked around a bit and the gerbil was terrorized. As were the fish…Mickey Mouse and Woody went for a swim. The worst of it was the kid who dumped a bottle of laundry detergent on my hardwood floors and painted my shower with toothpaste. Nobody is sure how he got upstairs. We were just bringing the plates and stuff in the house. I guess I should have just cleaned up on my own.
Afterwards, Gracie said to me, "Mom, I didn’t realize Owen was so good." And it’s true. You think you have it bad or tough until you meet someone else who has it tougher. I know this–really I do…at least most of the time. But it was good for Gracie and Cameron to see. It is not easy growing up with a sibling with a disability but I am so proud of the tolerant and understanding people my children are becoming.
Here is the picture I couldn’t upload last week. The Leaf Lace Shawl on top living on the edge of yardage for the scalloped edging…will I have enough yarn to finish? The lovely Fleece Artist mohair from Chris. Yum! And my needlepoint made into a pillow.
Multidirectional scarves done in Patons SWS. I love the colors. Red is for the Red Scarf Orphan project and the pink is a Christmas gift for Owen’s home teacher. No last minute Christmas knitting this year!
Off to the stupidmarket. Have a great day.