Sometimes you have to take a step back and just spend some time with the kids. Since The Boy is the only child living at home who attends school, I am blessed to be able to spend time with my other kids while he is gone during the day. During our homeschooling, I don’t need to worry about how our activities might upset him due to his Autism. Don’t get me wrong, we still have the stress of getting home and ready before The Boy arrives home at 2pm – but I am thankful for those few hours we do have together.
This week, we spent our free time at our local library. Oh MAN do we all love to read. My teen grabbed a stack of books and 3 of the 5 he checked out were over 600 pages long! I mean we are talking Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire LONG. At first I told my daughter that she could get 6 books, but after viewing my Teen’s choices I decided she could check out a stack as tall as his 😉
It was wonderful to see them so excited about getting books. The Toddler even got into the action and picked out a few as well. My only complaint? Once we got home I couldn’t get them to do ANYTHING. I mean they both grabbed a chair, sat their little rear ends down and it was like they were transferred to another universe – cause no amount of calling them elicited a response.
Was I annoyed? Well YEAH!! I mean there was schoolwork to do, chores to finish, dinner to eat; and these little turkeys were just sitting there READING! Every time I asked them for help, begged for them to pay attention – they would look up at me with a far off look in their eyes and be oblivious to what was going on around them.
Was I frustrated? Of course.
I was also the happiest mom on the planet.
I’ve raised some amazing readers <3
Even The Boy with all his Autistic challenges, likes to look at books.
I always wonder if he can read too…