Posted in March 2015

Birthdays, Comparison and the Moment

Eight. I can’t believe it. How’d we get to 8 so fast? Seems just like yesterday it happened all too fast. Now, don’t get me wrong, had someone suggested that “it goes quick” when you were into overnight feedings and not sleeping all night I would have grinned and said “uh-hu,” but secretly I was … Continue reading

#Bullying We Need Understanding

My dad was my superhero for a variety of reasons. Among them, and one of my greatest memories of him, was when he stood up for a developmentally disabled girl in front of a dairy in Utica. The girl was being bullied by three, maybe four, other teenagers or kids…I was about 5 when I … Continue reading

Theo’s Autism Alphabet

Or, if I was Olena, it would be Alfabet… The web loves lists. So, here is Theo’s Autism ABCs A is for Apple, our go-to toy when all else fails. (Of course it’s off limits now…) B is for Bananas, our fruit of choice. It’s the basis for many of his tasty smoothies. C is … Continue reading

You, School, NOW! (OK, Tomorrow)

That’s right. Little Gretchen. You are going to school tomorrow. I write this quick knowing I need to get to bed very soon (thanks time change for stealing my thunder). Gretchen is overcoming a bout of strep. She hasn’t had strep in a while but it knocked her flat. First, we couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading

Welcome to OLENA Math

Over the summer, Olena made up a game. This game is not based on baseball in any way shape or form. We jokingly called it Olenaball. Yes, there are bases. Yes, there’s a baseball and a bat. That’s about all it has in common with the sport. Lately, Miss Olena has gone on a rant … Continue reading

One of those days

I couldn’t sleep. I had a lot on my mind and I tossed and turned all night. It’s March 2 and it’s still freezing cold in CNY (we set a record last month in case you hadn’t heard — with one great recap hereĀ and official one here). Of course, after a nightmare, the alarm went … Continue reading