When we first got there, it was not very crowded. The kids were allowed to just walk over to the giant bouncing pillow and jump. Later we lead the kids away to have lunch there and pick pumpkins. After we took them back and there was a lot more kids so they had kids on a line for the pillow. My autistic 8 year old got upset. I talked with him and he seemed to calm down. He stood on the line and went to play when he was waved in.
When it came time the girl called the kids in. Everyone came back but my son. The girl called to him and he yelled NO. She called him again and by now I am on my feet and he balled his hands in fists and ran at her! She backed up clearly scared! I jumped in the way and grabbed him and made him sit on a hay bale. He was screaming and crying and couldn't seem to understand why they changed the rules. I explained it while he is freaking out yelling let me go! Let me at her! Etc.
I told him over and over he is never allowed to hurt! Dad had been over at the car putting away the pumpkins and he shows up and realizes what is happening and carries our son over his shoulder away from that area. He calmed down soon after. By that point I was shaking and seriously stressed out.
I am failing him.