Maybe It Won’t Be So Hard…

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…

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14 Comments

  1. October 26, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I haven’t caught up with you in a while, but I’m really happy to see your little man is doing so well. Hooray for Max! 🙂

  2. October 26, 2010 / 2:19 pm

    Thanks Rachael! Hope you’re feeling better now sweety. xx

  3. October 26, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    I am, thank you! 😀

  4. October 26, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    I hadn’t ever taken HRH to playgroups etc as I felt he just wouldn’t cope with them, so don’t be thinking you are on your own with not doing that!! Delighted he enjoyed himself, it really is a Very Good Omen:) Jen

  5. October 26, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    I hated the thought of him having meltdowns etc in front of others, maybe I’m more confident now than I was, mind you, that wouldn’t be hard! 🙂 x

  6. October 26, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    You KNOW I have everything crossed. I’m so glad he had a good morning playing with the cars, sanity saving for you to know that you can take him and he will be okay.

    Nursery, gulp. 3 weeks? REALLY? Shit.

  7. October 26, 2010 / 11:43 pm

    Brilliant stuff – you gonna keep going?

  8. Fiona
    October 27, 2010 / 4:30 am

    YAY FOR YOU!
    That was a brave first step – I’m so glad you were duly rewarded.
    Fabulous to read 🙂

  9. October 27, 2010 / 8:25 am

    Yep… I’m bouncing between bricking it and being v v v excited all at the same time! >_<

  10. October 27, 2010 / 8:25 am

    As long as we can! 🙂

  11. October 27, 2010 / 8:26 am

    It wasn’t until I’d spoken to my mum afterwards that I realised how much of a chance I’d taken… if he hadn’t enjoyed it I’d have been even more worried!
    Leaps of faith worth though, sometimes. 🙂

  12. October 27, 2010 / 11:15 am

    So glad it went well for Max: and hopefully you enjoyed it too! I took Smiley to M&T when she was small and at that stage she wasn’t so far behind other children and she loved it and fitted in well 🙂 My little aspie boy went to a creche at 9 months when I went back to work part-time, and while they felt he was a bit ‘volatile’ he coped fine: I’m sure Max will get on great in nursery.

  13. October 27, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    I’m definitely feeling much more relaxed about him starting now that’s for sure! 🙂

  14. October 27, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    Well done to both of you. A good job well done I’d say and I’m glad you’re feeling a little calmer.

    My boy spends hours, really hours lining cars up and he goes completely mental if anyone tries to touch them. Must be a boy thing!!

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