Tuesday, 28 February 2012
There are so many fabulous blog posts about Autism and Aspergers that I discover each week I thought it was time to showcase them.
I love this last paragraph, the sad, yet beautiful, truth.
“It feels like my life has fundamentally changed, but this morning when I wake up things are just the same. He still eats Shreddies every morning. He still wants to play on the computer all day. He still runs and climbs and gets up to mischief all the time. He is still my little monkey. And autism is part of his life, and part of his personality and part of who he is. We can’t make it go away, it just is. And it’s ok.”
I expect most parents of children with special needs can relate to this post:
“I know that my family means well and I enjoy when they visit but sometimes it causes stress.
My child lives by routines and he gets upset when they get disrupted. Sometimes I don’t even anticipate what changes in routine will cause him stress. Please try to go with the flow regarding what routines he needs to follow or when he gets upset if his routine is upset. He isn’t spoiled or demanding, he just needs it a certain way.“
3. Fancy Cars
Oh gosh! I can relate to this post so much, Annie remembers things and points out when I don’t get my responses just right.
“He collects information and catalogs it. He remembers all my answers. ALL OF THEM. If I get them wrong he tells me.”
I was exhausted and laughing reading this post about a typical evening in Fairy Tale Forgotten household, I’m thankful that my husband is no longer working nightshift and is home to help with the evening chaos in our house.
“It starts off feeling like I’m annoyed, the whining and the constant begging for SOMETHING. I get snippy. I say ok, ok. Just wait a minute. Give Mommy time to get through the door. Let me set this down. I know you want the green koolaid but I don’t have any more so you’ll have to settle for the apple juice. Sippy cup thrown across the kitchen. Now I have a small child screaming at me because that’s not what s/he wanted.”
YOU CAN FIND FAIRY TALE FORGOTTEN ON TWITTER.
A completely brilliant post, please just go read it…
“This year, our motto is “let him fail.” Let him fail in little, (mostly) repairable ways, where we can debrief with him and he can figure out how to address the damage. We have let him forget to set an alarm, miss class, and land in detention. Let him learn the hard way that staying up all night playing SimCity makes the next day intensely painful.”