Grandma

My 85 year old mother-in-law is back living with us. She was staying with my brother-in-law (in another state) for months to get physical therapy. She arrived yesterday and is sleeping in the monkey’s bedroom. And tonight, as she goes to bed, he runs to her, and scoots her over so he can lay down…

The cabin.

We decided to rent a cabin for the weekend. The monkey has been doing so good that we thought we’d try this. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive and we figured the monkey would be able to handle it. What worried me was the actual cabin. He’d have to realize that we’d be staying there…

Flowers.

Today the monkey was asking us to get him some chicken nuggets. This is nothing out of the ordinary. Except this time we went to a different place, where he saw a lot of commotion while we were driving by. He became curious and was trying to get out of the car. So my husband…

Cleaning Day

Cleaning day. This is typically a difficult day because monkey wants to go outside in the swing and wants us to push him. Or he wants to go for a drive. Or he wants us to play ball with him and his doggies. And since he messed up his iPad, we don’t have our YouTube…

PJ costume

The monkey used to hate jeans. And now that’s all he wants to wear. Even at night he won’t let us change him to his pajamas. We wait until he’s asleep to put on his PJs. I knew this morning would be rough. I bought these skeleton glow in the dark PJs for his Halloween…

Trick or Treat Cards

I share this every year. These are the cards that we pass out when we trick or treat. Some families ignore the card, others read it, and others actually say hi to my monkey. Either or, I think it is a great way to spread awareness!

Driving.

Yesterday we borrowed my dad’s little two door truck. It’s a thirty-year old truck but very reliable. We had done some yard work and had many bags to throw at the dump site (city collections site). The monkey sat between us on our way there. And he loved it. He tried to move the shift…

Cookie.

I had just dropped of my mom today and was headed home. They monkey was in the back seat of my two door car. He had been doing really good all day. I had just mentioned to my mother what a beautiful day today was and how great the monkey was behaving. I was getting…

Have faith. ❤️

Yesterday was progress report day. Since my son has an IEP, his progress report is very detailed compared to typical kids. It describes the goals that we have set for him in his annual ARD, it details each progress, and it also has comments of how he’s doing. These days are pretty difficult for me….

Halloween for teens and adults.

Unfortunately with disabilities such as autism, these are disabilities that are not physically visible. In the event you see a child whose 15 or 16 years old, or even a young adult, and they are trick or treating, let’s try not to judge and think, “You’re too old to be trick or treating.” Because one…