Filed under Autism and Meltdowns

Longest Winter Ever

Every year I think this will be the winter of Theo’s contentment. So far, it hasn’t worked. Yet. The “dis” in the discontent makes itself known in mid-December and grabs any shred of optimism left in my bones and shakes it to the ground. Again this year The Boss has had one heck of a … Continue reading

“Is There Anything You Don’t Do?”

He was joking. He was. But I wasn’t in the mood.   I haven’t been in the mood for a while. You see, my poor Theo, who had suffered from a ridiculous five-week stomach ailment, then a week-long bout of tonsillitis, had been an enormous handful since Thanksgiving. Yes, that is correct. He’s been sick … Continue reading

It’s Hard to be a Sibling

Sometimes it’s hard to be a kid. Sometimes it’s very hard to be a sibling. Being a sibling to someone with special needs? Very difficult. Sometimes the ones you least expect to feel bad do. Sometimes your child surprises you. Last week, while the girls were taking there Kids on Camera class at the Oneida … Continue reading

Rule out Cause, Then Move Forward

Always move forward. My dear Theodore… oh what a run we have had past few weeks. Minus the strep infection, we have been very up and down and, unfortunately, more down. That’s hard for anyone to deal with. It’s especially hard for your non-verbal son to deal with especially when he can’t say, hey my … Continue reading