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Maybe It Won't Be So Hard...

AutismMarylin14 Comments

The school run really is great. It's got me making friends, and even finding the odd play group for Max to go to!

Now then, let me just admit something here.

I haven't taken Max to any play groups or rhyme times more than once to 'test the waters' ever.

There we go, so ok, that's it out there.

I've been lucky enough to meet some lovely women who have kiddies around the same age as Zack and Max, and those who have littlies to take care of once the bigger lot are at school, tend to go to various groups to keep the kids occupied.

I met one lovely lady who has twins.

We got to talking, she's worried about one of her littlies possibly being on the spectrum, and we just started chatting and hit it off.

Today, Max and I were invited along to join them at a mum and baby group that's on every tuesday.

I was happy for something to do, but also a bit worried about how Max may handle the situation.

At least it'd give me an indication on how he might handle nursery though, so I was hoping for the best of course!

My lil man didn't disappoint me one bit, not that he ever could really, he's my lil man after all. :)

He ran straight into the big play room, and made a bee-line for the cars.

He played happily with them pretty much the entire time we were there.

He watched the other children, but wasn't too keen on joining in. He's always been a cautious wee soul though, so I was expecting it.

There were a few grumps when the other kids wanted a shot at playing with the cars he'd lined up perfectly. He'd made it into quite a display, it's not hard to see why they wanted to play!

He wasn't interested in the snacks, but then I also expected that. He was happy to just run around playing.

In fact, the only meltdown he had, was when it was time to leave!

This is a Very Good Omen for nursery!

I'm going to make sure I take him along to this group each week till he starts nursery.

This way it won't be quite so much of a shock to his system when he first starts. In three weeks.

He's had a few melt-downy moments this afternoon, so far, and that was to be expected. This morning was a lot for him to process, and I know it can take him a while to calm properly afterwards.

I am just SO PROUD of my little Max!

I don't feel as terrified about him starting nursery as I was last week.

Maybe, just maybe, it won't be so hard after all...