There’s this thing I’ve been reading about. Seeing articles shared. Hearing people say “well I hear now that kids can grow out of autism”. These things are angering me. ANGERING ME. I don’t know if Silas would have an autism diagnosis if he were reassessed. I’m going to say he wouldn’t, I think it would… Continue reading Grow Out of Autism?
“Mommy, when I was just a little seed I made a wish. I wished that I would have a mommy just like you.” – Silas That’s what Silas said to me in the health food store yesterday. If it hadn’t been immediately tainted by the red-headed teller that can’t tell Vitamin C from liquid… Continue reading Best. Compliment. Ever.
Alright, controversial subject time. I might make some readers uncomfortable with this and others will get totally into it. No, I don’t think my son sees dead people… This morning Silas was mad at me because I told him he couldn’t have his iphone for the rest of the day because he hit Isaac. He’s… Continue reading Autism and the Sixth Sense
The people who diagnose your child with autism have all these tests and forms and things to fill out. They ask you a million question and somehow your answer becomes and number. Then they have a chart to see where your child lands developmentally. Typical, delayed and “retarded”….that’s what the doctor called it. There was… Continue reading The “Non Verbal” Speech Contest Finalist
Wow. I had to pull out all my super mommy stops today to get Silas to school. He’s been saying he doesn’t want to go and now it’s getting into melt down mode. I don’t blame him. He’s with a new teacher and some new kids. Now he has to sit at a desk and… Continue reading Getting to School in One Piece
Where the heck have you people been?? Good grief, it’s been ages since we’ve spoken. I’m blaming this all on you. My mind has been kind of busy with things. I’m part of a big project right now. By “big” I mean enormous. By “project” I mean a total take-over-your-life-in-a-big-time-sort-of-group-effort-holy-crap-I’m-really-a-part-of -this-dealy-yo-yo. But I’m not going… Continue reading Where the heck have you been???
There’s something new that’s happened in my home and I’m not sure how I feel about it. The boys are often outside now, playing with the neighbour kids. There’s so many of them, they all have bikes now. It’s like a little mini bike gang of adorable little boys. They play SO terribly hard for… Continue reading I Have Kids?
You know, not every day does a mother celebrate her child feeling bad. In the world of autism we definitely celebrate odd things. Today Silas broke my heart, made me feel overwhelmingly loved and made me cheer all at once. Silas and I spent the afternoon going store to store trying to get donations for… Continue reading He Felt Bad!
Ahhh…school is out for summer. My schedule just got WIDE open. The children were sent home with all their school stuff that’s awkwardly placed here and there….what are you supposed to DO with it all anyway? Goodness gracious. So now we’re here. Summer vacation. It’s raining out and I’m semi dreading it. At the end… Continue reading Hello Summer Vacation!
I was so proud of my boys today. It sure seems like I am saying that a lot lately. They did such a good job getting their teeth cleaned at the dentist! Rewind two years ago. I was taking Silas and Isaac to the dentist for the second time. Really, all the dentist did was… Continue reading Progressing Through Autism: The Dentist
Skunk in the barnyard peeyeewww, somebody farted…it’s YOU This is what I hear my kids and all the neighbourhood kids singing at the very very very top of their lungs. I choose to ignore it. It’s happened, they’ve got to my kids. I am no longer in charge of what they hear or what they… Continue reading What Do You Let Your Kids Watch On TV?
My boys have been all about bikes lately. Bike bike bike bike bike, it’s what they would do all day if they could. Isaac usually goes to the neighbours house and grabs their two wheeler (with training wheels). We only have one helmet and he would use theirs and Silas would cruise around on… Continue reading Letting Go
You know. America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent…..they’re kinda cheesy shows. I don’t know what exactly it is but I think Hasslhoff has something to do with it. I’ll never ever forget seeing him in the lobby of the Best Western in his wifebeater and droopy-drawer sweat pants. Yikes. Anyway. You must now watch this… Continue reading Ugly Cry
Dear new mothers, From the moment you know you’re pregnant, it begins. You’re part of the new mother’s club. You begin to compare, she’s carrying higher and she’s carrying lower, she’s growing fast and she’s growing slower You’ll be jealous of people who are farther along then you and feel better than the women behind. … Continue reading To All The New Mothers
If you didn’t see yesterday’s post you probably should. Because it’s a cute little song that Silas and Brent recorded together and it’ll make you smile. It’s only a minute long. It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me so far. Some really crappy things have happened, none that I’m willing to blog about…ya… Continue reading Brain Health