Autism Watch: 2007

Miracles and Everyday Life

Posted on: September 10, 2008

This morning, I saw this story on the Today show. I’m still teary-eyed when I think about it. Grab your tissues, if you are the parent of an autistic child, or even not, you will feel this story. It’s amazing. There are miracles. Non-verbal children are gifted, and stereotypes need to go out the door. To infinity and beyond!!

Book fairs — have you gotten any of these invites yet? I wrote a $21 check for a Scholastic order earlier this week, and another $54 one at a book fair today. There were Pokemon books at both, need I say more? (Well, yes, I do..his longfound interest in science came out in full-force as he ‘needed’ the portable mini-microscope and the message projector along with the spider/bug book. So this means it’s a tax write-off, right?)

Lipstick…there’s no relation to autism, but I think at this point, if I hear the word again,  for a while, I’m going to get earplugs.

School. Week 3. Lunchbox is broken. Again. See this old entry to learn why that matters. I pulled out a metal Spongebob box I found on sale at Michael’s last week, and I think it saved the day, to know that he has a back-up, though he swears that a fully broken box, to where it’s un-usable, will result in a ‘beat down.’ No, Honey, that’s not okay. It’s cooler this week, time for a sweater in the early mornings, (if you’re thin-skinned) and pediatric cough/cold medicine in grape flavor still looks/tastes like glue though he can choke it down if needed. but, his teacher is still wonderful, the fears that continue to pop up are continually allayed by a quick talk with his compassionate teacher, and back-to-school night is next week. There are still ‘brats’ in his class, but he’s got a new friend whose mom is also friendly, so things do change.

County fair is this weekend. This means anything and everything fried on a stick. It also means aisles and aisles of great shopping opportunities and plenty of things to wear out my son’s patience in between rides and more crap to eat. What would the fair be without it? It means toting out his special stroller, and packing lemonade powder into ‘the backpack,’ but it also means a satisfying feeling of giving everyone in the family something they want, and spending a day together with no stress…okay, just a little stress when I freak out because I can’t see him for six seconds while he heads up into yet another fun house with his sister. Think happy thoughts. 😉


1 Response to "Miracles and Everyday Life"

I love how you’ve mixed the happy with the frustrated in this post! Especially that last sentence. 🙂

My Little Man is in the process of becoming obsessed with Pokemon. Not the cards or anything yet; so far, just the videos. We borrowed a 3-disc set from the library last week and have already renewed our loan for an extra few days.

Between that and the science, it sounds like our boys would get along just fine!

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