What happened in the middle of the night…

When I was going through photos I saw one photo and knew I had to share!

Almost every weekend when Tristan is home from his residential school he wakes up in the middle of the night.   This happens 99% of the time.  The ritual unfolds like this…He comes into our room to make his one word request-always a food item. Then, one of us gets out of bed.  Off to the kitchen we go.  We gladly help because of safety concerns.

About a year ago both Brian and I woke up on a Sunday morning.  I asked him if he got up with Tristan.  He replied, “No.”  Then he asked me if I got up with him.  I answered, “No and I feel great. That means we all slept through the night.” Tristan was still sleeping.  Hip Hip Hooray!  He slept through the night!

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It Never Fails…

No, Nope, Negative, Exclamation, Never

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

Autism Awareness

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!

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!