Underwater.

Post from he hubby: For a couple of weeks now, my favorite place in the world has been underwater for about six to seven seconds. My little monkey has been pushing himself to go down 9 feet to retrieve his tennis balls in our pool. These balls have dog bites from our dogs that have…

The letter A

A post from the hubby: The letter A. Our monkey is all about order. One of the things that he does when he sees letters that are not symmetrical or accurate aligned, he will re-align the letters to his satisfaction. My wife has written about this before. A few days ago, we were in the…

Father’s Day

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I called my husband at work, and let him know that we were expecting, and we were ecstatic. We were young, married for a few years, and living in a small apartment. We were happy. We didn’t know what being a parent meant, but we…

Maybe.

Post from the hubby: Talking to typical kids about children with autism can be a very difficult thing. I want them to know that my son has challenges and barriers, but he also has other wonderful qualities. Most of the time when the monkey is in the playground, kids have tried to engage him. I…

I didn’t know back then.

Post from the hubby: When I was little guy, there was a year when my parents got separated. My mom took the decision to take my brother, niece, and me to California. This was a big change going from the “barrio” to a beautiful community where we would live for a year. We were a…

Our Hero. 💙

A post from the hubby. ❤️ Our monkey’s current speech therapist has been pushing him. During the sessions, she uses the iPad as the form of communication and has had much success with him. Before every session, she has a list of tasks that he must complete. However, she had been struggling to get him…

All you need is a hug.

Post from the hubby: I was at the gym yesterday and saw a dad/son duo that was working out. I’ve seen them before at the gym and at the therapy place that my son attends. The son is an autistic young man who may be about 20 years old. The times that I’ve seen them…

Friends like these.

Post from the hubby: Friendship is an evolving process. When we were younger in our marriage, we were part of a large group of friends that grew up together as teens. Our daughter, for the first five years, grew up with our friends’ children. For many circumstances and reasons, we all drifted apart from each…

My Son.

I love being a dad. It has been the greatest role of my life. When our daughter was growing up, she is 19 now, she was introduced to in-line hockey and it became one of the best years of my life. We would spend countless hours together in the skating rink and I loved every…