Be kind.

First week of summer school. So far, two days working from home. The monkey has been behaving amazing. This kid is so happy being at home. He is on his swing, then goes for a swim in the pool, then showers, then watches some TV, then runs outside, and then plays on his iPad. Repeat….

You are Enough.

The monkey’s last day of school was this past Thursday. He doesn’t qualify for summer school this year. Since he has not regressed and has actually done amazing at school, he doesn’t qualify. Friday was a tough one. He was waiting for the bus. My daughter and I kept explaining to him that it wouldn’t…

We will keep trying.

This morning the monkey woke up at 5:45. He slept all night! Didn’t wake up once. We love these nights where he had a full night sleep, and so did we. The first thing he did was go to the garage. He came back asking us to go with him. We said no. We cannot…

Beginning of Summer

We drained the pool this Friday for some cleaning and maintenance that was very much needed. And as we are filling it up again, the monkey would just stare at the water. Every summer Bella, our golden retriever would be the first one to get in. And then the monkey would join her. And this…

Happiness will flow.

I had a rough health scare a few weeks ago. It was a wake up call. Doctors were concerned that with my age, I shouldn’t be having these types of issues. But understandably so, special needs kids come with challenges, that come with stress, that can lead to health concerns.This is a tough topic to…

World Autism Day 💙

Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Day. I remember before my son was born, I’d acknowledge this day existed. I had heard about autism but that was the extent of it. But I never really fully understood the significance of this day. How does one understand what others go thru until they walk in their…

You’ve got this.

The monkey’s sleeping wasn’t getting any better. His routine was to wake up at 1, 2, 3, in the morning. He’d turn on all of the lights. Get his iPad. Go downstairs and play on his indoor swing. Run up and down the stairs laughing. Running from my bathroom to his room. This was pretty…

I see you you.

I changed departments at work recently and have been working crazy amount of hours. That’s pretty typical since it’s all new and I need to learn most of it. Add this new job to the monkey not sleeping, well it’s been tough. And as I walk into my office today, I see this note from…

Small Gestures

Driving at 2, 3 am while the monkey is humming to his favorite song over and over, I can’t stop my mind from wondering. I see how everyone is asleep. The emptiness of the street makes me feel that we are just not part of this world. How is it possible that 6 or more…

Happy Moments

The monkey has a thing about jackets or sweaters. He is fine wearing a jacket for school. Not for home. We give in for something just because we don’t think it is worth the fight. If he wants to go on a drive, he will grab a blanket, wrap it around, and run towards the…