The last two weeks have been filled with snow and ice for us in the Carolinas. The kids enjoyed it, because it meant no school. For me, though, it means I have to play catch up with my blog. I’m in the middle of reading “Living autism day by day” by Pamela Bryson-Weaver. I had to put that on hold while I had the kids home.
I also didn’t get any time on the computer for writing blog posts. Keeping up with two kids that are going crazy with being stuck in the house is a challenge for any parent. We couldn’t go anywhere, because it wasn’t safe to drive on the roads.
My son’s 16th birthday is in a few days, and we are still planning on what we are going to do. He wants to do the traditional trip to the aquarium, but I’m not sure that we should do that. If we do, I think we should go to a different one than where we usually visit. My son didn’t seem to enjoy the last two visits. I can’t help but think that he only wants to go because it has become a tradition. You know how autistic children love to follow routines.
My husband wants to the one near Carolina Beach, because that means we can go visit his mom afterwards. I told him what I thought about that, and let it go. I’m hoping that he’ll think about it, and agree with me. I think we would all enjoy the aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores a lot better than Fort Fisher. There’s also the new aquarium in Charlotte that we have never been to. I think I’ll remind him of that. There are some stores in that area that I know he would love to visit. (Big NASCAR fan that my husband is)
Give me a couple of weeks to finish Pamela Bryson-Weaver’s book, and I’ll tell you all about it. If you’ve read it, let me know what you think. Maybe we can hop onto twitter and chat about it. It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in a book group on social media. I think it would be fun. Now I have to go and sort through my email. It was also neglected thanks to Elsa’s visit to my state.