Fridays are becoming one of my favorite days with the girls. I think it helps because we don't have Anthony's home therapy anymore on Fridays and that used to sort of LOOM over my mind all day until it happened.
Today we went to our friend Marta's house, and we brought DONUT HOLES. Maria is very big into donut holes and now we have made converts of her friends Charlie and Emma. Emma's mother told me that Emma didn't even want breakfast today because she knew there would be donut holes later, ha! Anyway, then Marta put aprons on each of the girls (adorbs) and they made pizzas and ate them. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen and Marta is INCREDIBLY good with those girls and they all listen to her and spread that cheese on the pizza, rolled out the dough, so cute and good. I took some pics with my phone and I'll post them later but I really want to type stuff as it happens. It's been two weeks since I've posted here and this is WITHOUT the new baby so I'm trying to catch up. Maria is downstairs SCREAMING and CRYING so I can't be here long.
God I wish I could ever have just a minute - like a minute or two during the day where I am not being screamed at or cried on, or forced to pick somebody up and carry them or whatever the hell. By the time I have a minute, after they go to bed, I'm exhausted. Anyways.
Bad mothering aside, it was a good day for Maria. She likes her friends and even though she can be a little bossy, she is trying to be better. It's hard for her, she bosses everyone around here and then she plays with friends who are NOT Anthony or Veronica and they don't want to hear it from her! But I think she's doing well and we're lucky to have met these friends her age. I want to tell them, be patient with Maria. She can be a pain but she is worth it. I mean, wouldn't you want to have her on your side in a fight? I can't stand it when kids are mean to her, or don't seem to like her. I feel like it's breaking my heart. I know. I KNOW I have to get tougher about it but not right now. I'm the opposite of tough right now.
Yesterday Maria went on a picnic with my Mom, after hanging out in the morning with my Dad. She really, really likes these Thursdays. The went to a picnic, to Mass, and then shopping at 'the Red Store', which my mom deduced (correctly) is Target. My mom bought Maria a new backpack on wheels, and one for Veronica. She also bought her a Dora/Diego DVD, cupcakes, Princess toothpaste, and apple juice. Maria can wear anybody down, this I know, because as I recall I NEVER would have gotten all that out of my mom on a trip to the grocery store!
We go and meet her preschool teacher this week, which should be fun, then they'll start next Tuesday. I can't wait. I'm excited for Maria, I think she'll like it and I am excited for me, too. SUPER excited.
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