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Peaceful Afternoon

2 Aug

I had tentatively planned a family cinema trip in my head for today as I knew there was an  autism-friendly screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2 in town this afternoon. However, M’s support worker had put a slight crimp in my plans by taking M to see this very film earlier in the week. I had a think and suggested to Hubby that he take the boys to see it and us girls would stay at home. Off they went.

M decided her big sister E was going to “help her” with some baking. Help generally means organising the whole thing, letting M lick the spoon and getting stuck with the washing=up afterwards. M had her eye on a packet mix of double chocolate chip cookies that I must have bought in a weak moment. E said yes so they chose their soundtrack (Drowners – a very very good band {and my CD!}) and set to work. M was a lot more involved this time and although she got bored during the actual cooking stage she did stay in the kitchen the whole time, which shows she is maturing.

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I spent the time also in the kitchen cutting out, hemming and finally sewing yet another pink cat to M’s weighted blanket. Her complex sensory issues mean that she has trouble sleeping, and the weight from this blanket really helps. As she is growing I think we need to add more weight to it, but every little helps and the (so far) 66 cat patches will all add up. M was delighted with the result as her grandmother had found the wee t-shirt in her local charity shop and sent it in a parcel.

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The cat doesn’t look like much in the picture but it’s much prettier in reality. 

The men folk came home with vegetables for tea, and everyone seems very relaxed for having been occupied today. M is the calmest she has been for ages and it’s wonderful to see her enjoying the holidays with one of her siblings. I know better than to expect for a repeat performance tomorrow as autism is never straightforward, but it doesn’t stop me hoping!

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