Exhausted

It’s 2a.m and this kid is wide awake Second day in a row. We stayed in a cabin this past weekend and the monkey woke up at 4 a.m. every day. My husband and I tag team this but the exhaustion is so difficult. How’s one supposed to function with a few hours of sleep…

He’s getting there.

One of my husband’s ex-students gave us a drawing of our Bella. At first the monkey kept trying to grab it and take it outside to the trash bins. But now he just wants to stare at it. We tell him we miss her and he gets mad. He’s still processing all of this but…

Struggles

These are my scratched up hands. The monkey had a meltdown a week ago. And my hands are still healing. This is the part that I always struggle with. Going to the office, hiding my hands during meetings, trying so hard not to have to explain why my son hurt me. This is our autism…

Grandparents Love

My dad got admitted again to the hospital. He went to the emergency room Wednesday with a lot of pain and was admitted. The following morning on Thursday, I went to see him. He was in so much pain. He said he’d been in pain all night and wasn’t able to sleep. I called his…

Bella

Our beloved Bella, golden retriever, passed away about a week ago. She’s been with us for over 16 years. She’s been such a big part of our family and we feel the void now that she’s not here. The monkey had been doing really well at school. The teacher’s notes were always positive, letting us…

Siblings of special needs children

Every night before school, my daughter will prepare my son’s lunch. She will call me during the day to remind me to buy juices, or grapes, or whatever it is that we are running low on his lunch. She always makes sure her brother is taken care of. The past few months, when my son…

Forgiveness

My husband and my daughter have been leaving the house to work while the monkey and I stay home. The monkey has been home since he has a few weeks off before school starts. He’s been doing really good being at home. For the most part, he lets me work. He likes to be outside…

Ice Pops

When your ASD child tries something new, an ice pop. #ProudAutismParent♥️😭

Perspective. ❤️

Right now we have opened canned dog food hidden in our closet. The monkey likes to feed the dogs until they eat everything in their bowl. But our oldest dog, Bella isn’t very hungry lately. She just wants to sleep. So that the monkey doesn’t force feed Bella, then we hide the food. We will…

Much needed hug. ❤️

I’m so proud of you the monkey. He’s been in summer school for two weeks now. Different school, only half day, and then he gets dropped of at home. Change is always hard for him but he’s taking it so well. My dad has been in the hospital for over a week now. We’ve been…

Treasure these days.

Waiting for the bus this beautiful cool morning. We’ve been having really good days. The monkey’s been happy and calm. We treasure these days. ❤️

Happy Father’s Day

We want to wish all fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for all that you do! ❤️