Speech therapist update.

This email is from my son’s speech therapist at school. I just love to read these stories. ❤️

Let’s enjoy the high ones. ❤️

I have noticed that after we’ve had a very rough day, the next few weeks are pretty good. Since his last aggressive meltdown, the monkey has been on his best behavior. This morning he’s outside in the swings about to get ready to go to therapy, and he gladly listens. It also has to do…

Stronger than this. ❤️

The monkey’s after school routine is this: My parents wait for him at my home since the bus drops him off right in front of our house. After he gets dropped off, he loves to go outside our backyard and swing. He’d swing the entire day and night if we let him. On Fridays I…

Our Mountains.

Yesterday we had to go to the other side of the city and we had to drive thru our mountains. We have a beautiful backyard view from our home of the mountains but driving in between them is always so beautiful. The monkey is typically oblivious to these things. He does great in car rides…

Are autism parents allowed to get sick?

My daughter is sick. My husband is sick. And I’m sick. Who is not sick? The monkey. He’s swinging and jumping outside, full of energy. And how are we handling this? Taking turns. One hour each, outside with the kiddo. One stays out with him. The other two, we sleep inside. And that’s how we…

The Fall

My dad called me at work. The monkey was running between his trampoline and the swings. He tripped. Scratched his chin. But his eyelid was cut open. They couldn’t stop the bleeding. Now picture my mom crying because she’s worried. My dad trying to calm her down. The monkey scared because he knows something is…

The Wall.

My son loves to be outside. He can be outside for hours on his swing, his trampoline, or just running around with his doggies. And today, as my husband and I are outside talking, the monkey moves the chair next to the rock wall and climbs to the other side. I run towards him with,…

Tortillas. 💙❤️

The monkey only eats chicken nuggets. That’s it. Only chicken nuggets. For years this has been the case. We’ve tried to change this. Many times we tried so hard that the meltdowns would seem as if they lasted forever. Other times we simply give in. We’ve learned to pick and choose our fights. Most times…