My 14-year old autistic daughter went to a Girls Camp for a half-day trip and came home over-the-top happy. Girls her age go to this type of camp for five days, sleeping there and she went for half a day, yet still comes home with all the buzz of a week long camp excursion.
The camp was up in the mountains where it got really cold and so she put on a sweatshirt they gave her with the camp theme on it. Well, she arrived home a bit ago and it is too hot to be wearing sweatshirts in the real world, but she will NOT take off that sweatshirt! I told her I would just take it off to wash it and she will have nothing to do with that. So, of course I am letting her have her sweatshirt. I helped her put on the coolest pair of pajama shorts she owns, put her hair in a ponytail, and told her if she wants to sweat it out tonight to have fun. and she just said, "yes, shirt".
Girl - ONE
Mom - ZERO
Another awesome thing about this monkey girl is that she will end up going on about this half-day camp experience for at least a month (except it will be as if it happened yesterday--every day for at least a month). It does not take much for her to be completely eaten up with excitement. I love it so much and I love her.
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