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?
My forehead itches…my sinuses are burning…my eyes feel hot and watery. Aerius is NOT helping me soar above my allergy symptoms today. Not at all. What a week hey? First we are all excited about the playoffs, then we’re sad cuz the Canucks lose. That sadness was overcome with absolute disgust and horror as we… Continue reading Hockey and Fires and Riots OH MY
Okay so we were just approved by the CRA for tax credits retroactive to 2005 :). When you have a special needs child here you get a $1500 tax credit each year plus your child tax benefits that you recieve every month go up a bit as well. Because that’s retroactive, we’re about to get… Continue reading We’re in the Money!!
One thing about this autism thing that truly breaks my heart is Ikey. I can’t help but wonder if he’ll live his life thinking he’s getting the short end of the stick. I mean, Silas gets to hang out with all these cool people 4 days a week. He’ll soon also be hanging out with… Continue reading Siblings of Autism
Yes folks, it’s time for another episode of my vlogging. You’re excited right?? I am. Mostly because this time I kicked butt!! I figured out how the new imovie worked and I totally kicked it’s butt and added all these cool effects, you’re so going to be amazed by my amazingness. What’s wicked awesome about… Continue reading Vlog Vlog Vlog
Ahhhh what a busy day, just getting to blogging now…gosh am I too late?? I’m feeling that way. Last night we had a family meeting put on by Silas’ Behavior Consultant and it went really well…aside from my chilren flipping out numerous times throughout. AHH. Anyway, we learned a lot about autism and how autism… Continue reading FINALLY!
Let me begin by saying how glad I am that I started consuming All Bran Buds again. Remember back in the day when I wrote an ode to All Bran Buds? Ya I’m feeling the All Bran Bud afterglow right now and it feels gooood. So we went to go tumble about at the gymnastics… Continue reading Tumble Time
I live in townhouses, it seems to me that people get more nosy when you live in a townhouse. I have this one neighbour two doors down that I find to be particularly nosy. Her child was the one who I removed my children from because him and two other boys were playing “shoot the… Continue reading Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper
From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here. I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good. I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty… Continue reading New URL!!!
Anyone watch Private Practice last night? If you did, you’ll know why I feel rather insulted by it. If not, let me catch you up on what happened. The show was about a mother of three sons. Her eldest has autism and the other two kids are typical. They’ve just returned from Europe where her… Continue reading Private Practice Scores a Big, Fat ZERO
The moment you fall in love with your child you’re completely ruined. Sometimes it happens at conception, for me it happens about a month after they’re born. My heart opens up and suddenly I’m ruined for another person. Not much else matters anymore, only that my child is safe and healthy. I almost think the… Continue reading Just So Sad
Silas climbs onto my lap as I’m sitting on the couch, gives me his sparkly eyed smile and begins to bounce, so hard that it’s beginning to hurt. I shift so his bony bum begins hitting the couch and not my poor thighs. His face is so happy so I try to not be annoyed… Continue reading Blessed.
First off, thanks everyone for all the support. It’s been shocking to see how loving everyone is being towards our family. SO many thoughts going through my mind today. Wondering what my future looks like. What things am I going to have to do that are completely out of my character?? I know for Silas… Continue reading Here We Go Silas
I went for a trip to Wal Mart yesterday with my brother. I said “Oh for sure we can hang out there for an hour while your photos develop!” CHA RIGHT. We made it, but hardly. Silas was a psycho. The kid that lays on the floor and screams. People were looking around for who… Continue reading Wal Mart for an Hour = HELL
I’m having coffee today, it’s a coffee day. It’s actually a coffee and Baileys day but since I’m without Baileys, I guess I’m just drinking coffee. Silas is downstairs having a massive temper tantrum because he wants a bite of wrap. I have many bites I’ve pre-torn for him that are sitting right beside me.… Continue reading Bring Me Baileys!!