William's field trip to the Reed Gold Mine was a blast. I went even though I should have stayed home and medicated myself. It wasn't so bad until we went into the mine and did a tour. It was really cold, damp and musky in there ...and naturally I started coughing ...
William had a lot of fun. He behaved and actually entertained a few of the other parents with his commentary comments while panning for gold. He seemed to get along with all the kids in his group and that was a relief. Autism affects his social skills and when he's with 'normal' kids you can tell he's different.
I lent my sister my camera to take on Ben's field trip ..so I can't post a picture of William panning for gold. Only 4 out of the group found gold...and it was just a speck. But all of them were ok about it. I swear his whole class has the best manners of any group of kids I've seen in ages.
On the way back we watched "Alvin and the Chipmunks" on his portable DVD. It's a cute movie.
We got home around 4 and I wanted to fall on the couch. But had things to do. And believe me, when I was finished I fell on the couch so hard I bounced up ant touched the ceiling with my nose. I dosed until around 8, when I woke up to a very high fever...luckily I got it down within the hour.
So... if I were to be honest with myself I would say, "Girl, you need to stay home and rest." But I'm not... so it's off to work to see what kind of shape Dad's got the studio in.