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…

Virtual learning continues

This pic was taken yesterday, after class and school work. It was rough. He was done. But today my husband’s ex student showed up. We realized we needed help. She will be helping us a few times a week for a couple of hours. And today the monkey did all of his work . He…

The tub

The monkey has started hanging out in the tub lately. It seems he likes the enclosed space. At first I didn’t let him. I didn’t think it was right. But now I’m thinking if it makes him feel better why not? I even brought a pillow for his head. He is doing much better in…

Virtual classes.

Virtual classes started this week. After the first thirty minute of class on Monday morning, I was ready to quit. I can’t do this. Aside from technology issues, my son struggled. There was meltdowns and there was fighting. At the same time I had small issue at work so I had to send some quick…

Our autism life.

This post was written this past Monday. I wasn’t sure about posting it but decided to. Good and the bad. Our autism life. 💔 The monkey hates showers now. He used to love them and now he hates them. We’ve been debating on getting him waterless shampoo and wipies to clean him to avoid the…

PECs

The monkey has been using his PEC book (picture exchange communication) more and more. He used to hate it so we stopped using it. We brought it back a few weeks ago and it seems to be clicking. He loves car rides so he gets the car ride PEC and places it in the front…

He is invited.

My husband had just left to drive the monkey around for the zillionth time today. My husband never minds doing this. He will be busy working on the house, the monkey comes over and asks for a drive, and he simply stops and takes him. He always says that the monkey doesn’t ask for much,…

Pocoyo and the Crying Alien.

The monkey loves to watch Pocoyo, a cartoon in YouTube that comes in many different languages. He will be watching episodes in German, Polish, Swedish, Mandarin, and Spanish. He likes to rewind the same episode over and over, watch it in different angles, and covers different sections so that he can focus on specific pieces….