So I'm sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing - although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people's work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with … Continue reading Who Are You Calling Special?
Dear babysitter who thinks because my son has special needs that means he's sweet and easy. When I told you about my son's issues during our interview, I don't think you were listening to me. You were so perky and shiny and a tad bit condescending. "Oh yes, I worked with special needs kids in … Continue reading Dear Babysitter, Special Needs is Not All Sweetness and Light
Last night the little man was in prime form. It's funny when you can connect behavior to things you have read - it a reminds me of how normal life really is. Tonight, he was Max from Where the Wild Things Are; just when Max yelled at his mom "I'll eat you up!". That was … Continue reading Music to Tame The Savage Beast
He shoots up with panic in his eyes, and asks me desperately "Mama what?" My son has night terrors. He's had night terrors ever since he was very little. My son has a lot of things that don't fit into a nice little tiny box wrapped up with a bow. We began seeing a neurologist … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Night Terrors Could Scare The Heck Out of You
I just got schooled. I guess I had to be here, in this place. This place of banging my head against the wall trying to parent a wacko/pyro 9 almost 10-year-old. I will start with this admission, I am a total hypocrite. I used to preach no TV until the Roosters Came Home and the Cows Went … Continue reading Why Read A Parenting Book When You Can Just Watch The Brady’s?
Today I get to guest post over at Finding Ninee. Kristi has created this fantastic weekly series of guest posts. They began when Kristi mused about how nice it would be to live in a world where everyone's quirks and differences were celebrated - instead of focused on. A place where people could just marvel … Continue reading Our Land – Where Empathy and Wonder Rule
So I'm sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing - although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people's work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with … Continue reading I’m Always Confounding Things
This freakin' weather! Not everyone has the pleasure of living in the midwest. I am aware of that. And I am acutely aware of the fact that many people live places were the sun shines at least, oh I don't know; once every 4 days? Wow, that would be heaven. That would be like a … Continue reading Mojo vs. The Evil Dragon Lady
Once upon a time I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog under the guise of wanting to help parents of children with special needs. Most specifically sensory processing disorder, but also tic disorders, severe food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. I also included spectrum disorders, because "They" were trying to place my child there. I … Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Funny Too
I'm afraid I don't have enough Venom or Angst to be a good blogger. I am afraid I am too content. Is my life perfect? NOT. Am I always happy? Not Quite. I am medicated. YAY! My husband has serious ADD. BOO!!!! My son has sensory processing disorder and wackoness. Love it. But no Angst … Continue reading No Angst or Venom here