Frances went to a sleepover this weekend involving two of her classmates. I was worried that she wouldn’t make it through the event, and, frankly, I waited for a call requesting that I pick her up.
Fortunately, the sleepover parents were really good about letting Frances have her wifi-only phone in the room with her during the night.
This meant that she could text me which she did, at around 11:30 p.m., to let me know that she couldn’t sleep.
She asked me to text her a story about her favourite horse (as I make up a story every night at home) and I did.
When I woke up the next morning, I checked my phone and found this text. It made me smile so much that my face hurt!
(I have to say that I’m also grateful that the host parents are very good with Frances! They have experience with Aspergers and high anxiety and are very sensitive to Frances’s needs, so allowing her to go to a sleepover hasn’t been as hard for me as it could be.)