I am stressing over something that really I shouldn't be. My son is almost 5 and i signed him up for t-ball thinking it would give him some social interaction and burn off some of his excess energy. I spoke to others and they said oh yeah you can be down on the field with him and its real laid back not to worry. This league is for 4 to 6 y/os so I was thinking well they are young they will all kinda be jigging around and preoccupied with the dirt that it really wouldn't be a big deal...well I was wrong these kids boys and girls stand still, listen, and already have a good idea of how to play the game I'm shocked and then there is my son who I am holding onto while he wants to run all over the place throws off his hat and glove try to get him to focus on whats going on. The other children do not look at him as different I know they are kinda young yet which is great but I'm wondering if my son is a distraction to them as he makes them laugh by singing from various childrens programs which i must say made me laugh too, tonite was his 3rd practice and by far the worse he fielded a ball which was a major breakthrough but the clenched it in his hand and went to tackle the boy next to him who then shot Andrew a look I apologized to him but how do you tell a child what Autism(PDD-NOS in Andrews case) is and why he is taking off his shoes, picking up a mound of grass and then rubbing it on my shirt and he actually picked a blade of grass and went to eat it, has never done anything like that before. I ended up leaving early because i just not could get him to focus which i know it is generally a difficult area. Am i causing him more stress by putting him through this because I think it is a good idea to get him around others I mean he says he wants to play baseball what do you think I really rambled I apologize. When i left his coach said we are going to see him Saturday, right? I said yes. There may have been other factors too to todays antics he has school for 3 hrs in the morning than OT for an hr. he was with his father (ex-husband UGH) last nite and he always comes home out of sorts from being with him. Anyone elses child in some group activity? how do you handle it?
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