Potty Training

How’s potty training (for the 20th time) coming along? After his shower, we put on his underwear. He ran away to his room. And then, we couldn’t find his undies. He threw them inside the fish tank. ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ This kid is hilarious!

Proud

These are the two messages from the monkey’s teacher last week. Wearing a mask all day by typical people is hard. Wearing a mask all day on a kid that has sensory issues is beyond difficult. So proud of the monkey for doing this. ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

Grandpa

My parents live in a very tight monthly income. Every third of the month, my parents will receive their small pension and pay their utility bills. Before this pandemic it was easier. Theyโ€™d be able to walk into the bankโ€™s lobby, talk to a cashier, and withdraw the amounts needed for their bills. They would…

Sleep

This kid woke up at 2 am and his anxiety was through the roof. We gave him some CBD oil to calm him down and after a few hours he went back to sleep. We’re so exhausted. Because by the time he goes to sleep, well we are wide awake. My husband and I are…

Corduroy Pants

I received a call a few days back from the monkeyโ€™s school.ย  Every time I see the schoolโ€™s number on my cell, my heart jumps.ย  My anxiety turns up and I hope and pray that nothing terrible has happened.ย  I was in a virtual meeting when the call came in. I quickly logged out of…

What is convenient for us parents.

So this kiddo started in-class learning. Like most parents out there, we went back and forth, debating whether he should keep up with virtual or attend class. We decided that in class learning was best for him. But this decision did not come lightly. It comes with its own set of issues. First of all…

Winging it.

We’ve been trying to teach the monkey to wear his mask. He needs to be ready for when school starts. Some days he’s fine with it, other days he throws the mask and runs. And now he refuses to wear shoes. ๐Ÿ™„ Shoes. Why are we fighting about shoes! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I still don’t know what…

Be kind.

I saw this tweet in an autism mom group that I belong to. It really hurts when I see “mom shaming” other moms, or moms wanting to parent kids that are not theirs. I strongly believe that if I can help, I should offer. But helping is very different than judging. And with autism, because…

Underestimated

There are times when the monkey will do something and it just astonishes me. And so many times I get reminded about how I under estimate him. We were watching tv last night, my husband and I. I would hear my son run upstairs, then downstairs, then upstairs. When he would come downstairs, heโ€™d hide…

Tired.

My husband just told me that I don’t post as much as I used to. I told him that it’s because I’m always so tired. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

How do you treat a special needs person?

I have been working a lot of hours lately. Year end at work is always crazy. My dad knows this and he is constantly checking up on me. I love how he always calls to see if we need help with the monkey. He genuinely loves to hang out with him. Last time, I was…