Tagged with ASD

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

The Box Travels With Us

This time last week we were preparing to go on vacation, to spend Thanksgiving with family in New Jersey. And that got me thinking about my box which, in reality, is a series of boxes. With all the gear that we have to pack to keep the Boss occupied while on the road we have … Continue reading

#WordlessWednesday #Bath

Bath time is important, especially on nights like tonight… the three-day-time-change-bomb seemed to hit right after dinner when I couldn’t figure out what Theo wanted and the Boss, well, couldn’t seem to figure out what he wanted. Good news is he did better, and he enjoyed a bath. And now he’s in bed. Hopefully for … Continue reading

LOOK at that SMILE…and remember it

LOOK at this smile… because come tomorrow…with the rain predicted and the high winds to our north… this will be hard to come by.. And we also have three straight days of rain predicted Could spell trouble!!! be afraid… But remember that face…

Dental Visit: Code Orange

So it’s been a few up and down days with the Boss and my anxiety hit the roof because we were due for, oh lawrd, a visit to the dentist. Now the Boss has long had MANY problems with his teeth. Basically, with anything head-related in general it’s a mess. He can’t tell us what is … Continue reading

The Blood Draw

With the medications Theodore is on to regulate his moods, and to help with sleep, we need an occasional blood draw. Today was the day. I made the appointment last week to go to Oneida Healthcare. It’s where we went last time with little fuss (and it was where I heard Theodore say NO repeatedly, and … 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

The Path We Take

CSX Tracks It’s true. I did not plan on having autism in my life. Who does?! … but I sure do like my tour guide especially on days when everything seems to be going his way as it did this past weekend. Theo is a huge fan of warmer temps. He has had a long … 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

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