So today was Amaya's playdate(The Play Project: a play oriented program for children on the autism Spectrum) and this was a very great session! I am so proud of the progress tha she has made and the progress we have made as a family on how to really communicate with our sweet little girl, even if there isnt verbal. These are they days I really enjoy. To my shock and amazment the boys did what they were told for the time limit of a whole hour....A WHOLE HOUR!!!!! Some of you might be thinking "yeah...and?" and I wont go into how many times I get interupted in one hour....I'll guestimate oh about 60 times...so if you have calculated that up in your head 1 hour is 60 min and if I get interupted 6o times ....yep thats right every single minute. The blessings of being a mother...they are many...peace and quiet isn't one of those blessings.
Back to the playdate...Amaya stayed interested in our play almost the entire time we were doing our recordings ( we videotape our play to see what we can work on and see what we have accomplished) We have been doing this for almost a year and the improvements I have seen are small but profound. I have to give a big shoutout to Susan (our consultant) for sticking with me even through the times I thought I couldnt do it any more....She has been such a guiding soul to me..
And in other news I am incredibly sick of being stuck in the house and I swear our freakin house is haunted.....no I am dead serious ..of course Mark thinks I am crazy....but anyway there have been things that go on at our house...like I have heard voices and heard weird noises seeing things out of the corner of my eye...you know typical stuff...but the latest thing has been very routine.. we have a family portrait on the Entertainment center The picture faces forward, but every morning it is turned to the side...I have tested and it isn't the vibrations that naturally happen in the house...(cause it just started) this picture has been there for 4 yrs.......ohhhhhh spooky.