Tristan Shares His Thoughts

I love hearing my 16-year-old son, Tristan, talk about anything.   Since he has autism, his expressive language has varied over the years.  He has fluctuated between one word and two-word phrases.   He has sprinkled in a few sentences over the years.  Currently, he is non-verbal most of the time.

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A Lesson From a Forever Toddler

Our son  Tristan is 16 years old but developmentally a toddler in most areas.  Some days I wonder why God gifted me with a forever toddler! Other days, I am grateful.  I am thankful because toddlers are fairly easy to entertain.  I know toddlers need many activities to occupy their day.  However, they do not necessarily require a lot of money.

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Part 2- The Most Embarrassing School Note

This is Part 2…

Last week I shared when my son, Tristan, pulled the fire alarm at school.

I was so embarrassed!  Let me continue the rest of the story…

After I crawled out from under the rock and got my thoughts together I desperately wanted to know if this was going to happen again.  I knew I had to know more about Tristan’s reaction.  I waited to hear from the school.  A few weeks went by… and I heard NOTHING regarding Tristan pulling the fire alarm.

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Straight From Tristan’s Heart

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.

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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!