My children attend childcare 2 days a week.
On weeks like this week when the kids are unable to go (due to getting Hand Foot and Mouth disease)
(for those who havent had the joy of experiencing this. The kids get blisters on their hands feet and it thier mouth, its a bit like chicken pox)
I realise how much I need those days
For those who read my blog will know my kids have special needs.
Mr Magoo who is 5 has Aspergers
and The Princess has Autism
We have good days and we have bad days.
On a good day:
We only have a few meltdowns
The kids will play nicely together
We will have fun
One a bad day:
I will have to break up many physical fights
(seriously how many households have the rule if you are going to kick your sister dont kick her in the throat)
The Princess will lay on the floor saying mumma mumma over and over or she will just scream all day
It will be hard the get Mr Magoo to settle to do any activity
He will demand to do art and craft all day (his thing) and that I make
Choc chip biscuits NOW
Having my kids attend childcare gives me a break so those bad days are not so hard to face.
These days are my respite days.
I need the break
For my kids it gives them a chance to learn and practice their social skills. And different types of play.
This is an area that is a huge challenge for children on the spectrum.
So on this Thursday I am so Thankful for Childcare
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