Dentist

Today was dentist visit. And as all autism households know, it’s just plain torture. My husband went alone. Both my daughter and I had to work. And this is the text he sent. 😒 And my heart just broke, for everyone. πŸ’”πŸ’”  

Quiet Fights

I have anxiety attacks at night if I let the ugly thoughts creep in. For the most part I fight them off, but my quiet fights are the hardest to bear. Photo credit: Autism World

We will be okay.

Open letter to my son’s school principal: Dear Ma’am, There are no words to sum up what these past six months has been for us. How does one reason everything that happened to my son? I don’t know if you understand the depth of damage that this teacher, your administration, your school, that you yourself…

Underestimate.

I’ve been a nervous wreck all morning. First day of summer school.Β  New school.Β  New teacher that we haven’t met. I keep getting flashbacks of his bruises from January. πŸ’”πŸ’”. I tried to keep distracted, if not I felt I was going to get an anxiety attack. 😟 We don’t know who his new teacher…

Graduation

Our daughter graduated from high school yesterday and our monkey wasn’t there. I thought about this for months. I debated to take him with us. I mean how could he not be there celebrating his sister’s achievements? But there were going to be over 700 students graduating. Multiply that with all of the families, I…

A Cup.

Milestone Wednesday: The monkey is always thirsty, he’s always drinking. We try to have waters and juices within his reach. When we run out, he will haul a gallon of water, or half a gallon of juice, or whatever he’s craving, up the stairs and give it to us, his nonverbal ways of saying he’s…

Try to see.

I’ve seen how many can’t see past my son’s autism. But there is so much more to see. When you get to meet someone with a disability, try to look beyond the disability. I guarantee you there so much more underneath. … My son is funny, silly, happy, moody, he loves to cuddle, he loves…

Waiting for you.

I’ve noticed many people feel my monkey is ignoring them. He isn’t. He’s waiting for you to enter his world. πŸ’™β€οΈ Photo credit: Autism Treatment Center of America