Ten plus!

We went to California for my nephew’s wedding. We debated, Should we go? Should only my husband go? Should we take the monkey? And then I weighed in all the stuff that could go wrong. But we decided to be brave and go for it. We planned for the worse during the wedding. We planned…

Autism & Anxiety

Today was hair cut day. Although the monkey did pretty good, didn’t scratch and didn’t hit, he’s extremely anxious. The shower that normally tends to calm him down didn’t work. He’s been jumping and hitting himself for a while now. We keep reassuring him that he’s safe. But he’s struggling to get there. 😥

Hiking

Got up early today and tried hiking with the family. We even took one of our doggies. It’s a mile up and a mile coming down. We can do this! We figured it will be dead if we go early. Nope. There was a hiking party. We thought it’d be too much for the monkey…

Great wave. 💙

We are in a great wave right now. The monkey has been doing amazing. His bus arrives at our home at 6:30 am. We wake him up at 5:45 and he right away gets in the shower and comes out so happy. I remember when I used to have to tackle him, wrap him up…

Autism, where the little things are never little. ❤️💙

We realized we had a leak in our tub. My husband had to break the tiles to get to the leak. While my husband was working, the monkey was mesmerized. He was giving us the tools (his attempt to assist), he would touch the pipes, and get excited when he saw the water. He even…

I read my monkey’s teacher’s note and it just baffles my mind. First, he knows he has the option of taking a break by taking a walk. And second, he knows how to ask for the walk when he’s stressed. I’m in awe right now but also, so proud of my son. Little steps for…

Be grateful.

The monkey came over to our bed at 4 am, wide awake. He just wanted to be hugged and to cuddle. After about an hour my husband took over and took him downstairs. The monkey kept hugging him and then he started to sing. And even though we are both a little sleep deprived, we…

We’ve come a long way.

The monkey has days where he still struggles going to P.E. It’s a hit or miss. Last week wakling to P.E. he scratched one of his classmates, & his classmates scratched him back. And other days he does great. Unlike last year where his class had different disabilities, this class is only for kids with…

I Am An Autism Mom ❤️

And then we have great days. ❤️ Yesterday’s note from teacher: “Good afternoon, he had a good day. Transitioning to P.E. went smoothly. He was being silly and kept hugging friends in the afternoon and would laugh. He did well during work with teacher in the morning and in the afternoon. I hope he has…

So relieved.

Our In-Home trainer sent me a picture of the monkey. For being a new building, new teacher, new aid, new peers, he has taken the change pretty good. Whew. 😬 I’m so relieved. 💙