In these cold winter months, our activities are limited when Tristan is home on the weekends. We have discovered taking him to the movie theatre is enjoyable for the three of us. We pick kids movies with songs. Even so, we know he is only paying attention to portions of the movie and that is fine. We know his ultimate goal is to empty the popcorn tub and consume his pop! We have begun requesting smaller portions to out smart him. One thing never fails, Continue reading
April is Autism Awareness Month. I do have a story to share.
A few years ago my older son asked me for some money for school. His school was collecting money for Autism Awareness Month. The conversation went something like this…
Jacob: Mom can I have some money for Autism Awareness fundraiser.
Mom: No you may not. If you want Autism Awareness bring your brother to school with you! People will be very aware of autism!!! They will see first hand it is a communication and social impairment.
I thought my answer seemed logical and funny. However, my son did not think so!
Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter!
Despite our family crisis with Tristan’s care, our home is still quite lively. It is interesting to hear the comments from our teenager’s. Here’s a snapshot of some recent conversations.
It was about time I had a little chit-chat with Tristan. I realized our views on an issue was opposite. It went like this. Okay, I will be honest, I did all the talking!
Yesterday we had a challenging day. He was just not content the entire day, and I know he can not help this. Lately, he has been more verbal on and off throughout the day.
He has been repeating the same thoughts. One of his thoughts is about wanting McDonald’s. At the end of the day; I tucked him in bed. I said, “Tristan what can we thank Jesus for?” I ask questions throughout the day. Most of the time I don’t get a response. This time, he did respond. This was his prayer, “Dear Jesus thank you for McDonald’s.”
Now we did not have McDonald’s! I guess I know what he is thinking about; even his prayers are about McDonald’s.
Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter from our home!
I know this was a few months ago, but I think it is important to share our “first” moments with everyone. Everyone might not realize how much these moments mean to us. We can see how Tristan’s development progresses over time. Enjoy another “first” from our home.
The last few days we have been bombarded by the same questions from Tristan. Here is the list.