Category: Emmett John



Phone calls from the school during the school day are never good

Just when I thought things were finally settling down and we could catch our breath from all the Gavin drama this morning, Lizze gets a phone call. Elliott is in the school office with a fever and needs to come home. I had to drop what I was doing to… Read more »



We came we saw we struggled, but we survived

The appointments went pretty well. Everyone is doing okay, and Elliott was even able to avoid bloodwork. Emmett, on the other hand, was not so lucky. He needed bloodwork and ended up having to sit in line for over an hour to get it done. He was not happy about… Read more »



It’s a very stressful morning

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It’s not been a super fun morning. I had assumed that Elliott would be struggling this morning, but it ended up being Emmett who was struggling. When Emmett gets stressed out, he struggles even more with sensory related issues. This morning it was socks. He couldn’t find a pair of… Read more »



When your kid with #Autism is distressed

I had a hard time falling asleep last night. It had been an exhausting and emotional day. When you’re an Autism or Special Needs parent, and your kids are experiencing distress, it has a significant impact on everyone in the house. Lizze and I were both stressed out and drained… Read more »



Emmett learned a valuable lesson today

Most of our day was spent watching Emmett’s martial arts tournament, inside a cramped, hot gym. While it didn’t take as long as last year, it still felt like we were there forever. Emmett was in group 9 and group 11. This meant he had a long wait before it… Read more »



Patiently waiting for his turn

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We’re about an hour into the tournament and Emmett is one of the last to go. He’s always in the last group. I’m sure how they group the kids, but I don’t think it’s alphabetically. Anyway, Emmett is waiting patiently.