I have to admit…I have a love/hate relationship with social media during the holidays. I see those pictures of toddlers wearing coordinated outfits and big smiles and I miss our younger days. I miss the wonder in his eyes as he sees his delivered by the bunny basket. A sunny photo-op of my boy in an “outfit” … Continue reading
Filed under sensory issues …
I ‘m bracing myself for an interesting day. A Mole Monday type of day. The Monday after Halloween-filled with more sugar than normal and overloaded senses will be an interesting day. Our Halloween weather was terrible with wind and rain, so there was very little trick or treating. This didn’t feel like the Halloween he … Continue reading
I’m not suggesting that the calendar was designed to stack the deck against me, but there’s something cruel about having Halloween and Daylight Saving occurring on the same weekend. I’m not sure what we are still recovering from most. Could be the sugar, the artificial coloring, the socializing, the sudden screams from motion activated skeletons, … Continue reading
Should I Stay or Should I Go?!
Over the course of my years as a parent, I have gained weight and lost friends. In truth, I’m not as fun as I used to be. I’m not as spontaneous and I’m not as carefree. When you are a special needs parent, much of your energy is sucked up by the day-to-day and you are hesitant … Continue reading
Can’t This Be A Stay Home Day?
If it was up to my son, we would rarely leave our house. We might visit our neighborhood Starbucks, stop by the library, or walk around the block before ending up at the mailbox; however, additional destinations require prior planning and convincing. “Can’t this be a stay home day?” To be honest, I understand why he tries … Continue reading
Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa
With the first week of summer vacation almost under my belt, I have experienced a few important “Ah Ha” moments that I should have seen coming. First of all, summer is not like that old Country Time Lemonade commercial. At least not in my house! So far, my days haven’t been carefree, picnic having, tire … Continue reading
Push It Real Good
I’m sure there are people in my real life and “out there” that question our homeschooling decision. I mean, taking a child out of school mid-year might seem extreme, I get it. Actually, it was extreme…extremely needed. How are you helping him by avoiding school? How will he socialize with others? How can he develop … Continue reading
He Kept Going
With Memorial Day behind us, it is really starting to feel like summer. I’m sure it helps when our weather cooperates and we have a stretch of gorgeous days. Today, we decided to take advantage of one of those gorgeous days and travel to a local tide pool area. We thought that getting my TBP a little … Continue reading
Nine At My House
In just two months, my boy will be nine. Nine?! I just got used to saying that I have an eight years old son. What is nine supposed to look like? I’m not sure since this is my only child and even the students that I have taught for more than two decades have always been younger … Continue reading
You Cannot Force Me to Learn!
It is no secret, that my TBP is totally and completely against all things that resemble school…at least for now. Initially, I tried to fight it and wanted to fill the afternoons “doing school” but only in a much smaller and more familiar setting. This was not received well. We were both throwing out demands and … Continue reading