Category: Emmett John

Hopefully we made the right decision

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The boys are at Lizze’s parent for at least the next day, and possibly the next two days. Lizze and I will be leaving very early in the morning and making our way to Youngstown. It’s about an hour and twenty-minute drive, and we need to be there no later… Read more »

I think this is best

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Poor Emmett has been struggling today. He’s trying to decide if he is comfortable going to my grandmother’s funeral on Thursday. Elliott and Gavin are a hard no. Emmett has been on the fence. Lizze and I don’t want him to feel pressured either way, but we do need to… Read more »

I was completely unprepared my #Autistic son’s heartbreaking emotional reaction

One of the biggest challenges my wife and I have faced as Autism parents is something that thankfully, doesn’t present itself very often. When it does, however, it’s very difficult to navigate. That challenge has to do with the death of a family member. Thankfully, that doesn’t occur very often,… Read more »

Pictures from yesterdays therapeutic martial arts promotion

The boys had their end of the school year martial arts promotion yesterday. Both Elliott and Emmett did awesomely. Elliott was promoted to blue belt, and Emmett was promoted to high blue. Lizze and I couldn’t possibly be any prouder of them than we are. I posted some video on… Read more »

Nothing says it’s going to be a terrible day quite like a massive morning #meltdown

It’s not a super fun morning once again. Emmett is not in a good mood, and the whole neighborhood is likely aware of it by now. I don’t know what has him so upset, but I wish I did. I hate starting the day like this because it’s stressful for… Read more »

Why we almost didn’t make it to school

We had a rough day in our house. It began in the morning and revolved around Emmett’s new haircut. The previous night, Emmett had asked me to cut his hair really short. He said buzz cut. He’s had it done in the past and loved it. Lizze was not too… Read more »

The reason my youngest is distressed is heartbreaking for me

There are times when I can distance myself from my feelings, focus on facts and remain objective. There are also times like tonight when I can’t and emotions rule the roost. I’ve mentioned recently that Emmett, my youngest of three Autistic boys, is struggling lately. He’s been the focus of… Read more »

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