Tagged with Autism

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

OH, WHO invited You?! GO AWAY!

It’s picture sharing time. I shared my gorgeous triplets’ third grade photos today on social media because, duh, that’s what moms do. In case you missed it, here it is again: Gretchen, Theo (The Boss) and Olena. These kiddos are all unique and all have had their share of struggles. I would move mountains for … Continue reading

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

Weekend Successes

“You Never Know Until you Try.” In our autism household, that’s our motto. And that’s usually followed by a plan b, extra provisions, exit strategies, deep breathing, lots of reassurance, wearing bright colors, pre-dialing others who may assist, LOTS of deep breathing… I kid. Only slightly. We have discovered that Theodore generally likes to venture … Continue reading

Dearest Carload of Boys:

You are so lucky you didn’t have to deal with me today dear carload of boys. It’s been a long, long winter here in Central New York. A joy ride in the warm spring air with the windows down is something we all should indulge in. And a carload of boys riding around CNY, sure, … 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