Underestimated

There are times when the monkey will do something and it just astonishes me. And so many times I get reminded about how I under estimate him. We were watching tv last night, my husband and I. I would hear my son run upstairs, then downstairs, then upstairs. When he would come downstairs, he’d hide…

Tired.

My husband just told me that I don’t post as much as I used to. I told him that it’s because I’m always so tired. 😭😴πŸ˜ͺ😴😴

How do you treat a special needs person?

I have been working a lot of hours lately. Year end at work is always crazy. My dad knows this and he is constantly checking up on me. I love how he always calls to see if we need help with the monkey. He genuinely loves to hang out with him. Last time, I was…

We got you.

We decided to rent a cabin for Christmas. We have not been out and about since March. I figured being out in the middle of the forrest will be a nice change. However we knew the monkey would struggle. As soon as we arrived, he lost it. He kept pressing on his communication device: I…

Nine.

The monkey will be turning nine soon. Nine. I remember when my daughter turned nine. She had made a remark while watching a movie. She said she’sld love to have a surprise party. So we rented the hockey rink where she played. We invited all of her friends. As she walked into the rink we…

My own special needs.

My department at work was just assigned a new director to overlook my team. My prior boss had been with me for over 10 years. She was there when I found out I was pregnant, she was there when my son was hospitalized, she was there when we received our AU diagnosis, and she’s been…

We got this.

We kept seeing small puddles on our dining room for a few days in a row. We thought it was Bella, our older golden retriever. But we would never actually catch her doing this. And this is so unlike her. Meanwhile theΒ  monkey is still struggling to shower. He hates it. To avoid the long…

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…