Today the three boys plus Miss Cinders oldest girl travelled a hundred odd kilometers to the beach town on the coast. It was a beautiful day. Just what we as a family needed. The weather was glorious (I have sunburn to prove it even though I overloaded on the sunscreen ).
The long road trip was filled with laughter and silliness.
The sand at the park was boiling and D19 can not stand the feel of sand so we decided on the beach pool. It was a great idea and satisfied everyone involved.
For the next three hours the boys (and girl) laughed and played together, built sand castles and were just fun ‘normal’ kids. It was a perfect day.
There was one young girl as I sat under the shade of a tree who asked what was wrong with my little boy. I told her and went on to explain autism to her and what T4 is like. It was lovely that she asked and we both walked away being a little more understanding of each others story as she shared with me the difficulties she was having with her small twins. We only spoke for a few moments as this day was not about autism. This day was just about a mum and her kids having fun and enjoying time together. And that we did….
Than we had the long drive home where we sung way to much Taylor Swift in all the wrong tones and way too loud but it was fun. It was all too much for little T4 who had to much and was sound asleep within three seconds of us heading home.
D19 was all over the place and exhausting to be honest. His mind is all over the place at the moment and being with him is like being on an emotional roller coaster. Literally changing his mood with the ebbs and tides of the day. but he came and got out of the house and throughout the day there were times I caught him smiling and happy to be with us.
All in all though it was a great day. Full with fun in the sun. Sure there were touches of autism thrown in here and there but all in all we were just like every other family in that park and on that beach.
We were just a family at the park and the beach having fun in the sun on a summer afternoon. Just the way it should be.
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