A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Small Things Saturday: coincidences

Appreciating the small things

There's a new kid in Little Bird's class. A girl. That brings the total number of kids back up to 10, after that insanely obnoxious little boy left a couple weeks ago. The new student is a girl, so now there are 4 girls and 6 boys. A very nice, precocious little girl who is younger than the rest of the kids, but was being moved up from Pre-K because she seemed ready.

Last night, we attended a Shabbat dinner for families of children with special needs at Friendship Circle. I spotted that little girl playing with Little Bird in the big "cheese pit".

What was she doing here? Well, turns out, she has two older brothers (twins) with Fragile X and Autism. This is excellent news for me! It means there's a family in the class who will understand, encourage acceptance, etc. Last year there were 2 kids in LB's class who had older siblings with special needs. It was great.

One thing that has really been great for Little Bird is having play dates with typical kids. But, not all parents have been so open to it. Some have and they're awesome. I have a feeling we'll be able to have many play dates with the new girl!!


Jessica said...

That is great, I love finding those kind of families too.
I fixed the linky too, in case you want to grab it.

trydefyinggravity said...

That's terrific! It's a great bonus to find families like that. Awesome.

Chris P-M said...

That's great news! I LOVE those little coincidences.


Jean said...

Families like these just give you faith again. i am delighted for you xxx

heather yalin said...

Hooray for little bird! :) such wonderful news.

Lynn said...

Score! I hope you whipped your mommy cards out.

Mary Beth said...

If it's the family I'm thinking of who has twins with Fragile X and a younger daughter, they are an awesome family who completely gets it! Makes like a tiny bit easier. Ahhhh.
Mary Beth

tulpen said...

Yay for new friends!

Siblings of special needs kids kick ass.

Lou said...

I am so happy to hear this. I will be in town for Thanksgiving - want to play?

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