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We Did It

Or, should I say, he did it. That would be Theo. Surviving the day.   You see my boy, The Boss, did not have school today. Which means a change in schedule. Such a drag. But it also brought with it changing weather and a high wind advisory. For Theo, our weather prognosticator, it was, … Continue reading

Beware the ides of March

It’s been a long Winter — I’ve addressed that earlier. And since it’s the half-way point of the month of March (beware) we’ve seen a taste of spring!! And with that we’ve seen Theodore improve greatly! Well, minus the time change thing… he seems to be happier, a bit more relaxed, and glad he doesn’t … 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

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

Then, there was this video

Theo’s been having a rough few days. He managed to shake the strep he got…but its in between weather seasons here in CNY and although today and yesterday were perfect spring days…some times it looks lovely out, but it’s not. Or it’s windy. Or it’s rainy. Or the wind is going one way only. Or, … 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