Feeling like a naughty school girl who was bunking off school, I booked a babysitter for last Saturday afternoon and escaped across the city for a a long lazy lunch in the sunshine. I was meeting another autie Mum who I rarely see, and it was great to catch up. Funny how we spent most of the time talking about autism and aspergers though!
My son has been begging for a bookcase for months. Perhaps it should be called a 'games case' as I don't think he ever planned to put books on it. I didn't understand the need, as he had storage for all of them already, and there was very little room in his Den for any more furniture.
But, thanks to the RDI therapy programme, I needed to organise more activities that we could do together. So off we went to IKEA. And it was busy and stressful, and we both needed time out at one point! Luckily a cake break in the cafe topped up our motivation levels and we came home with a Billy bookcase, a chest of drawers and a chair - and managed to fit all the boxes around Smiley in her wheelchair too.
Operation Building Billy did not quite go to plan as an RDI Activity, but we did it together, and he happily spent the next hour organising all his games in alphabetical order on different shelves...
And then there were four
My son was hyper anyway, Smiley went to bed as usual, but in her clothes, and I fuelled up with sugar and caffeine. And at 11pm we headed for Dublin airport. Eleven weeks ago, Angel headed for the USA on a J1 working Visa. Last night she came home.
|Wobbly camera due to excitement!|
Best feeling ever :D