Today I learned the danger of sending Matthew to school...shopping! Yes, retail therapy. I dropped $100 at Kohl's without even trying and everything I bought was on clearance...60-80% off (that's almost free, right?!).
Seriously, now that Matthew is away from me 27 hours per week I have so much more free time. I plan to use it wisely and read books on autism, join a support group, continue to chat on-line with my autism board, read autism blogs (do you notice a theme?), and oh yes, diet and exercise to lose lots of weight (fun!). I have also signed up to be a volunteer at his school, not in his class but in the main office and as an instructional assistant. Maybe I can sneak a peak through his classroom window while I am there!