I do not think I will ever grow tired of discovering the things that Ollie loves to do. He sees the world in such a different way than I do. My mind is off in 50 different directions at any given moment, while his…well let’s just say he is a “one thing at a time” […]Read More How Did You Do That?
Learning is something that we can do by going to school, watching a YouTube “How To” video, or…just living. Ollie has taught me, daily, that we don’t all see things the same or do things in the same way–and there’s not a darn thing wrong with that. 🙂 A few years ago, we were going […]Read More Through His Eyes
I don’t know everything. I know, I know, it shocked me too!! 😉 “When, exactly, is dad coming to pick me up?” “When are we leaving?” “When will the oven be ready?” and the infamous: “Why do I have to wear a helmet?” I have to keep telling myself: Concrete. Concrete. Concrete. Poor Ollie has […]Read More When mom doesn’t have an answer (or exactly how long it takes to preheat an oven to 400)
This is post I made few years back…the incident I wrote about made such a huge, huge, impact on our family, and I wanted to share this with other parents that are at their wit’s end. I’m not saying this is the only solution, I am saying that there are more options for us than […]Read More Tough Love is Tough
Musician Paul Thorn has a song entitled, “Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line,” that I sing to myself every once in a while. I sing “to myself,” because even I can’t stand the sound of my “sing out loud” voice. I tend to do this when I get overly ambitious and decide to go […]Read More Thou Shalt Not Bite Your Sister
I frustrate Ollie to no end sometimes. I flit about from one topic to the next, sprinkling in questions and observations at break neck speed. It never occurred to me that it was a problem. I spent a great deal of his youth speaking for him, as I mentioned earlier. I also was guilty of […]Read More On Waiting A Moment Or 60
If you click the Menu box above, you will see a link that brings you to a site that explains many of the spectrum associated acronyms. I wish I had access to this when Ollie was first diagnosed, as the myriad of terms was almost as confusing as the diagnosis, itself. I will put as […]Read More Deciphering Autism Treatment Acronyms