Forgiveness. πŸ’™

Today I worked from home because I wasn’t feeling well. I called my parents and told them not to worry coming over. I’d be home to receive the monkey when the bus dropped him off after school. In the afternoon, as the bus arrives, I went out to greet my son. The bus driver said…

ABCs

Like many kids with autism, my son is obsessed with order and routine. He gets consumed with repetitive behavior. We always to try teach him that the world is not like that. We want to explain to him that on the contrary, the world usually comes with disorder. But one of the things that help…

She can show you.

Lately, every time we drive up to our house, the monkey loses it. He starts crying uncontrollably. He starts hitting anyone near him. We aren’t sure what it is, but something is going on. And it only happens when we turn towards our home. Today my husband sat with him in the back, and gave…

Woody.

The monkey and Woody. He used to like Woody, but not anymore.Not sure what the deal is, but lately, he hides him every time he sees him.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

He found it.

Summers are great for the monkey due to the pool. He loves to swim and we notice how it relaxes him and it de-stresses. His anxiety lessens and he’s just happier. We bought this house about ten years ago. We didn’t know it then that we’d have a little guy with special needs that would…

At a loss. πŸ’”

The monkey loves the swing. At school he loves recess time because he gets to swing away. We’ve been struggling for him to come back inside after recess is over. But lately he’s been doing better. They give him count downs and he now understands he needs to come inside. But today it rained. That…

πŸ’”

My husband has been handling some family issues, so I thought I could go and pick up my meds. I told the monkey to go get his shoes, we were going out. He ran and got them and I helped him put them on. He grabbed my purse and the keys (this is how he…

Sometimes you just have to laugh. πŸ˜‚

I told the monkey to come up stairs with me so that I can take a shower. When one of us is alone, we lock ourselves in my room to shower. We can’t risk the monkey wondering off somewhere. I’m still not feeling well so I’m pretty slow. I’m coming upstairs and carrying a load…

Feel so lost.

On Mondays my parents take the monkey to speech therapy. My dad drives, the monkey sits behind him, and my mom sits in the back, next to the monkey. Today they were driving back home, the monkey saw that they were passing Albertsons. He usually gets excited and starts to flap his hands as they…

It gets better. ❀️

Not sure what’s going on with this kid but it’s not getting better. My parents went to pick him up at school today so they can take him to therapy. He threw himself on the school floor and fought everyone that got near him. My mom injured her shoulder. We keep making changes because his…

We will try again. ❀️

Today was a rough day. School speech therapist also emailed me to let us know he struggled a lot during his session too. My parents said the monkey kept hitting himself against the wall outside of school because he didn’t want to get inside my parents’ car. The para-professional will be writing a report to…

The tennis shoes.

The monkey is very set on his way. As most people on the spectrum understand, he likes routines and doesn’t appreciate change. We bought him these tennis a while back and he loves them. As you can tell, they are old and ugly. I haven’t been able to find the same type of shoes that…