Category: Lesson Learned

Autism change

Tag-Along Rule?!

Lately I’ve found myself sitting outside in the cold thinking, “I knew better!”  The need for change growing each passing day.  The need for sameness prevailing. You see, back in August Kirsten started getting...

Autism Transitions

Transitions

Transitions. I don’t even need to say more, do I?  You know exactly what I mean.  They are TOUGH.  Some more than others. We had a particularly rough one this summer. Switching programs.  Aged out of her...

Autism Mothers Intuition

Mother’s Intuition

All those early years of Kirsten requiring constant vigilance have paid off.  Watching for signs of distress so I could act quickly and avoid that looooong-lasting meltdown.  After years of practice,  I’m convinced a little piece...

Autism Teaching Me

In Training

Parents take note!  Kirsten has discovered a very effective way to get your children to pick up after themselves.  Unfortunately for me, I would be considered ‘the child’ in this scenario. Okay, here’s the plan: ...

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Sick Day

Here I sit… waiting for the call.  Hoping beyond hope it doesn’t come.  You see, it’s Kirsten’s first day back to school.  She has been out for SEVEN days.  S-E-V-E-N.  I love that girl. ...

I know it can be scary...

Desperate Times Call For…

K: “No, you can’t put the timer in the toilet.” It seemed such an innocent; such a benign statement at the time. Me: “No Kirsten, you can’t put the timer in the toilet.” K: “That’s too dangerous.” Me: Yes. That’s too dangerous. You can’t put the timer in the toilet.” We went round-and-round like this for months. Until… the toilet didn’t flush so well. Exactly. Everybody just take a deeeeep breath.