People seem to be sharply divided on the idea of kids on leashes, or in a ‘safety vest’ as I prefer to call my son’s. People seem to either love the idea, or think it means you are a failure of a parent who has no control of their child, and no respect for their [...]
Monthly Archives: August 2010
I love watching Sam and his cousin Allison play together. They play school. They play race cars. They play family. They run around in circles holding hands and laughing. They have big dramatic fights and then make up. They are best friends, and for this I am thankful.
Sammy: “I’m gonna tell you a story. That’s you and me, Mama. That time we goed in the rocket ship all the way up to the moon.. There were stars. And then we comed back to earth.” Me: “That sounds like fun.” Sammy. “It really was.”
My sister and I went to Pine Grove Zoo with the kids yesterday. My niece Allison is six. I have two sons, Sam who is three and Max who is seven. It was the perfect day for it a trip to the zoo, warm but not too warm. We set out early hoping more of [...]
Recently Max has begun using Proloquo2go, an assistive communication program. It has a combinations of symbols words that Max can press to “speak.” While he hasn’t been as conversational on the iPad as I might have hoped, he does like to ask for food! Grilled cheese, baked beans and pop tarts are favorites. He has also [...]
Long before Max had a diagnosis of autism, I realized that he was far more impulsive than other kids his age. He also has a very poor sense of danger. The idea of putting him on a carnival ride by himself, even the slowest moving of ‘kiddie’ rides fills me with dread. But Max is [...]