THEY ARE SO DEAD!

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THEY ARE SO DEAD!
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Sun, 05-11-2003 - 2:03am
Had a respite person here tonight. She is wonderful, but doesn't really understand asperger's and lack of social graces. Or how they can get overstimulated very easily.

Well they all start playing and getting hyper. They sitter is wonderful about playing with them and they love her, but.. Next thing she knows Cait moons her. She says no, but it is too late they are all gone. Within moments all 4 are buck naked and running like banchies. Cait even farts on the poor woman. Some how she got them back in control and they were in bed when I got home. Good thing for them. Then she cleaned my kitchen, so I think she felt bad. If they are lucky they may see the outside world again at some point in their lifetime.

Ohhh. I almost woke them all up to give them a piece of my mind. Instead there is a note on the TV not to turn it on EVER! or even ask.

Guess that is my happy mothers day from my lovely kids.

Renee

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Sun, 05-11-2003 - 10:25am
Ohhh, I know what you are going thru. All 3 of mine did that to an

elderly babysitter I had. I had her come over when it was time for them to

go to bed. Instead, when i left, they got up and gave her an awful time.

Tim was 6, lacie was almost 5 and Sean was 3. Apparently they all gave

a ' show and tell' and like to gave the sitter a heart attack.

That was one time. There was a few others where the boys were mooning.

I feel your pain! Happy Mothers day!
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Sun, 05-11-2003 - 7:54pm
Oh yikes! And people wonder why I a)instist on living in the same city as my parents, grandparents, dh's parents, or grandparents, and b)why I don't 'get out much'. I can't have normal babysitters. People meet my kids and say "They're so sweet" then don't believe me when I tell them that finding a sitter for them is like finding a sitter for Bart Simpson. It takes my best friend, her dh (who is a ped psych) and their 19yo dd to take care of my brood just so my dh and I can get out on our anniverserary. It can be really scarey. One time we came back from a wonderful night on the town in SF only to find Jeniffer and Nichole covered in Celtic style war paint and Scott Sr pinning two of the girls against the wall to keep from being painted too. And we won't talk about the raw egg presents Jeniffer found in her purse when she went to get her keys. Infact, I believe that was the year Scott decided to come to work at the foundation......so he could better understand how such little packages could muster so much tennacity. LOL

Happy Mother's Day, Sweety. So far everythings been kosher here, but I'm still waiting for the other shoe to fall.

Candes

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 3:17pm
HEHE. I always know I have people here that can sympathize with the expected and usual "Aspie" stuff. It was seriously nice to know I am not alone on this kind of "stuff" as well. I am feeling much better now and actually able to laugh at it. It will be one of those "remember when" kind of things.

I understand the innability to find sitters thing. We rarely leave the kids with their grandparents even. They are good for short infrequent babysitting when the kids are so thrilled about being with them, but if the kids see them too often even grandma and grandpa can't control them. I almost never leave all 4 with them at a time. Have never been able to find a regular sitter. This one is through a respite company and has a brother with tourette's. I think this even caught her by surprise.

It made me feel good in one way. I sometimes feel like a bad mom becuase I feel like I can hardly keep on top of things and behavior. I have to be constantly vigilant and if I let things slide a little then everything just goes to the ________. I felt good that they did it with someone else and I must be pretty good because I can usually keep it from getting that out of control and it is 24 hours a day. Not too bad.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Renee

ps. The play we saw was still marvelous and I had a good time. It was a school version of Les Miserables and they did a fabulous job.


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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 5:27pm
Renee, I had to LOL when I read your post. I'm glad I don't need sitters anymore. We don't go out much anyway, but when we do my older dd can watch Sarah. They fight alot though & nearly burned the house down cooking a few times. Sorry they terrorized the sitter. Sarah is into mooning for some reason too. She tries to make us laugh & thinks she's funny!-MaryAnn