Hmmmm... Not sure what to think here... All I know is my little guy's got a huge red spot under his eye that looks like someone punched him in the face, which is NOT what happened, so let's just settle down all you autism mamma warriors. No one hit my boy, he's fine... kind of... He's rubbed the skin off from under his eye, and it's super, angry red...
When I got to the school and snuck around to spy on my boy, to see what it is that happens for him during gym class, he was huddled with his educational assistant who was obviously tenderly caring for him. As much as it tore at my heart strings, seeing that someone who actually cared about him was there for him held me in place to continue spying, only he stayed with his educational assistant and did not look ready to participate at gym. Cuddling for this long is not the norm for Dayton and to be honest, I got a little jealous! Who does this broad think she is? Kidding. I'm super grateful for her tender loving care for my baby. I'm very fortunate to have her work with Dayton and pray to God that Dayton gets to keep her next year, his last year at elementary school. Anyhow...
When I got to my babe, he looked up at me all sad like, and crawled closer to me. Mwahahaha, babe loves mamma the best. But my poor babe! He looked so sad. He told me how he got all ready for gym class, and then his eyes started to hurt 'real bad.' Poor little guy... I asked if he would get back to class if I raced home to get him some Advil, and he promised he would. Thank goodness I live a two minute drive from the school! I raced home, grabbed the Advil, and thought I'd best take some Benadryl too... His face kind of reminded me of what it looked like when he had his rash in Campbell River, and I wanted to make him feel more comfortable.
Racing back to the school, I walked in on my babe participating with the rest of the class in gym. Walking by, I quickly gave him the medicine I brought from home and continued to the end of the gym to sit beside his educational assistant.
I can see why he likes her. She's a petite 'lil lady, with beautiful facial features and gorgeous hair. She's very down to earth and talked about Dayton in a kind way. She told me how Dayton doesn't like to do work, but she's explained to him how she doesn't like to do dishes, but she still has to do them... He told her 'that's dumb...,' but she didn't get mad. She just insisted he do his work, and he has.
Do they have confrontations? Sure they do! But here's the interesting part, the difference I was looking for this year... Dayton LOVES her! More important, he respects her. He cares about what she thinks. He is crushed if he disappoints her. She told me of one time how he looked at her after an incident and said to her "I guess you're mad at me now," and he looked terribly sad about it.
Am I jealous? Absolutely! The little punk doesn't care if he disappoints me! Why that little... Yes, I'm jealous. Not only is she perfect, but she's stolen my boy's heart... and I couldn't be happier. What comfort it gives a mamma to know her baby is loved!
But then I talked to the office administrator... It seems Dayton has been flirting with her, winking at her and giving her that flirtatious smile... Looks like I'm gonna have ma'hands full...
Consider yourselves hugged,