Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

D didn’t sleep well last night, I was with her for most of the night, she had bad dreams & anxieties relating from them.

I made the decision to keep her off school today. She was over-tired, it would have been awful trying to physically get her in the classroom and it would have repercussed throughout the day.

We dropped T off and caught the bus into Reading. Usual stares from fellow passengers but I don’t acknowledge them anymore.

Did a bit of M&S shopping and D much prefers the self service checkouts, she bolts if we go to the staffed checkouts.

She wanted to do the scanning. It took ages as she wanted to find each bar code herself and then the tricky negotiation of scanning the items. We had a couple of “key in code” items too, which again, she insisted on doing.
I wonder if she’ll do this sort if thing by herself one day, I feel at the moment, I’ll always be in the background, waiting to swoop in if need be.

Notes produced to pay, we maybe should have turned it into a maths exercise but, at the time, I was relieved that 1) the store wasn’t busy and 2) she was calm & happy. The machine dispensed a note and some coins as change, D leant over to get them and there was “Unexpected Item In Bagging Area – please remove this item”!

I started laughing and, to my relief, D did to. She was an “item”, she couldn’t wait to tell Daddy when he got home.

She’ll probably tell her TA tomorrow too..

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