My little superhero.

I got pretty sick last week. I couldn’t keep anything down. In one of our nightly drives we were taking with the monkey, I stopped by Taco Bell drive thru for some nachos. Bad Idea. I couldn’t keep anything down for a few days. I think the monkey knows when I’m sick because he is…

Village

Virtual class in the morning went great. But the afternoon was a different story. We started good and then all of a sudden the monkey was upset. I could not figure it out until he showed me his marker. His green marker is his favorite and he used it so much from coloring in the…

It is enough.

This last week was rough. One of the morning the monkey’s meltdown was so rough, and since I was alone, it made it that much harder. Trying to get him to calm down and at the same time trying to not let him hurt me isn’t easy with a kid this strong. But this week…

I Love You.

The monkey has been attending therapy since he was 2 years old, which is for about 7 years now. Before he turned three we had therapists coming to our home from ECI, Early Childhood Intervention program. When he turned three he was officially enrolled in the special education program at our local school district. Therapists…

Communication

For the last few days the monkey’s been fascinated with doughnuts. We didn’t know this at first. He wanted us to go a different route than what we were used to. We just couldn’t pinpoint the exact location. Then one day I come home and tell my husband, “I know what he wants! He wants…

Very proud.

My dad called my husband early this morning. He needed help with his vehicle. My husband is always willing to help with any mechanical issues my dad may have. He always tells me that my dad is older and that it’s his duty to be there for him whenever he needs us. ♥️ My husband…

Grateful.

A beautiful friend read my post, so she casually dropped off wine for me, and doughnuts for my monkey. And my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. ♥️♥️♥️

Sleep Deprivation & Autism.

This picture is from this morning. My monkey is sound asleep on my bed. He looks so peaceful. But last night was a different story. He was running around non-stop. He was laughing and jumping and running up and down the stairs. My husband and I were drained by 2 am. I kept telling him…

I promise.

The monkey has been struggling a lot lately. Or maybe I should say we have all been struggling a lot. I think being quarantined since March is taking a toll on me. I was telling my husband that I feel guilty expressing that it’s been hard. The guilt is because I know there’s many people…

Hope.

I remember when my son was younger, and how many of his therapists and teachers would tell me that he would understand more as he would get older and mature. I just never believed it. I never let myself hope for this. Hope is such a delicate topic. You hope that he will be able…

Teacher P. ♥️💙

Today while I was sitting in my bedroom working, I could hear the monkey’s virtual teacher scolding him from his bedroom television, “You need to apologize to Teacher P. You need to sit down and apologize to her.” Every morning when Teacher P is scheduled to come in, I will tell the monkey “Teacher P…