Being a stay at home mom, I don't really get a weekend off from work, but I love that the hubs is home! It's always nice to have an extra set of hands with the Twinadoes. The hubs and I get to do something very rare this weekend. We're going on a date! I can't remember the last time we were able to go out with out G&L. We love hanging out with them, but they are a lot of work and we really need this!!! I'm tempted to say, lets just park somewhere and take a loooooong nap! We're trying out a new babysitter so hopefully everything goes well. I trust very few people with the boys. They are a lot to handle. Any toddler is a lot to handle but add is Autism, SPD and non verbal and it turns into one big guessing game.
The boys did AWESOME in ST today! They are both saying choo choo for train! L said Ookie today for Cookie and then tried to eat the card with the cookie on it while sounding like cookie monster. He also said ead for read! I'm so proud of him. G stuck with Choo choo, Oink Oink and I for hi. I've been trying to teach them Ho Ho for when we go on the Polar Express in December, but so far no dice. We still have a few months to work on it. We thought G would never walk, and he walks (think Frankenstein) so one day they will perhaps talk. G now grabs our fingers and drags us around to show us what he wants. This is a huge deal for him. I love that he does it! Sometimes he just drags us in circles around the room. I'm pretty sure he's just laughing at us and thinking we are his puppets...I'll take it!
I was reading a few articles today that kind of made me mad. One really struck a nerve. I was about a family that couldn't deal with their child's screeching from Autism. SO, the sough out an ENT who preformed surgery on the girl to separate her vocal cords. This makes me sad. As someone on my facebook page said, "What's next? Shock collars?" It makes me sad, mad and outraged. That amazing girl with Autism screeches for a reason, just like G does. I would NEVER do anything surgically to him to make it stop. L spins in circles a good part of the day, should I tape his legs together so he can't spin? NO! It's all a form of stimming. They do it because it feels good to them. They have control of so little, if stimming makes them happy, stim on my little loves, stim on.