My #autistic son is such an inspiration to me

I know not everyone will get this and that's okay. I also know that many of you will celebrate with me because you understand the significance of what I'm about to say. For those who are unable to relate, I hope this provides a bit of insight into the challenges kids on the autism spectrum can deal with on the daily. Mr. Emmett is a character. There's no two ways about it. He's so full of personality and life that frankly, it can be a bit overwhelming for me at times. He has an infectious smile and a belly laugh that will melt your heart. At just 12 years old, he's one of the smartest people I've ever met in my life. We're talking scary smart. Like, as his Dad,…


Thank God for cooperation 

We're getting ready to leave for the dentist, and I'm super grateful for the good mood the boys are in. Everything is easier with cooperation. ☺  I do want to mention Elliott, because I'm extremely proud of him this morning.  Elliott seriously dislikes all things doctor related, and suffers from extreme levels of anxiety when he knows he has an appointment. This morning however, he's doing really well. He knows he has to get a filling, and he's not putting up a fuss about going.  I'm super impressed, and very proud of him. ☺ 


I turned Emmett’s therapy into a chance for one on one time with Elliott

Elliott decided he wanted to go with me to take Emmett to his last day of Functional Independence Group...  I was hesitant because Elliott doesn't do well having to wait and I'm already stressed out enough.   Lizze stayed back with Gavin because he's asleep....  While Elliott and I were waiting, I thought it might be nice to walk over to the Dunkin Donuts next door and grab a quick snack.  I saw this as an opportunity to spend some special time with Mr. Elliott.. ☺  It was a really good time and it made Elliott's day.  We had pretzel twists and some orange juice.   We have to keep it a secret from Emmett because he'll freak out but he's getting some special things at therapy today, so it…