That's me by the way. A bit of a slack blogger but I will make it up to you as soon as the babies go back to school.
They are both doing special needs swim camp this week. 45 minutes a day of 1-1 swimming lessons in a lovely pool. They have a few other auties and some kids with Downs in their group and Bratty has been enjoying socialising at the end of class. They play ring-a-rosies at playtime and the more social kids are giving her eye contact and pretty much demanding she interact with them. And she loves it.
And of course the D.S. kids are remembering names, saying hello and goodbye and generally reminding me that not all kids ignore you while reciting the script of Marg Vs The Monorail.........
That is Boo's painting of the monorail.
Bratty is more social than Boo, but because of her needs she rarely gets to mix with any other kids.
Goal for the new year; get a few play dates for Bratty.
Boo has been improving his swimming everyday too, and has the same teacher as this time last year. And the Best Part?
All the staff have told us just how much the kids have improved all round. I told them about the change of school and they said they could all tell!
(And this after 3 weeks of no-school degeneration and boredom!!)
We have been attending these camps for about 3 or 4 years now so it really means a lot when they tell you something like that. And imagine how great they will be at the next camp when they have been in school for a full term??
As for Moi? I sit in the spectator area and eat Kinder Buenos, mm mmm. So nice to have someone else doing all the work in the pool for a change.
My friend the seeker has awarded me the above kudos. I feel unworthy but as I need a lift am very very happy to accept it. It makes up for the fact that Jessica Kingsley Publishing rejected my book proposal yesterday :( having thought about it for 6-8 weeks.
The rules state that I have to pass it on to 5 blogging buddies, including one new one.
I just love these little rituals as it shows what an inclusive and affirmative community the blogosphere is. Only today did I meet another Irish blogger (from across the border) who came to visit me via a fashion site in New York, who I found via several fashion blogs including this one from Southern California which had crossed the Pacific Ocean from my G.B.F.B.F
So I am passing it forward to;
K-Line in Canada in the hope that it will help her in her quest for inner and outer health,
Sal in the Great Midwest, USA. Another quester who also finds time to wear pink pants.
Pearl in San Fran, USA, Stay at home new Mum, with a will and a wit
Nick of Downsdad, a brother soldier
And my newest visitor
Sharon of The Voyage
And now I have to go recite some more of Marg and the Monorail. This post has taken ages as all that linking meant I did a lot of reading .....