December 2010 archive




We have 2/3 less children tonight

We have 2/3 less children tonight. Gavin and Elliott are getting a break from Emmett and crashing over at Lizze’s parents house. Emmett is sleeping and Lizze is sick. We can’t watch any of the specials cause we haven’t had TV in almost a year. This is the first time I can remember not watching …

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The mothers of Autistic kids experience same stress as combat soldiers…..

There was a study published last year (November 2009) and appears online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders that basically says mothers (I would presume stay at home fathers would be included) of Autistic children experience stress levels like that of combat soldiers. That really puts things into perspective. I hope people read …

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Frustrated…

I have been trying to put together a make shift crash room. I’m really frustrated because I can’t seem to get anywhere. We have a trampoline, a basket ball hoop, a play house, a sit and spin, a giant exercise ball and that’s about it.  Really the only 2 things that will work is the trampoline and …

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Patience….where for art thou?

I just don’t have much patiences any more. Especially with Gavin. He manages to push my buttons. As much as I try and I do try I end up letting him get to me. I need to find a drive through or something that allows me to do get some more patience. Maybe a gas …

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Gavin is driving me nuts….

…and before you say it, I know it’s a short trip. 🙂 He has actually behaved pretty well today meltdown wise anyway.. The problem I have is his general behavior. He is having a more and more difficult time followng even the simplist of directions. We typically give him one step tasks to do. His …

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In response to the many requests…..

First of all, please let me apologizes for not responding to this sooner. My sole purpose for starting this blog was to very candidly share the struggles my family faces raising 3 kids on the spectrum with my wife being sick as well. You already know these are n fluff pieces and are often difficult to read. …

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