Church. We talk about going to church quite often. Usually, the conversation is on REPEAT. Tristan will sign “church.” We reassure him that we will take him on Sunday when the church opens. The moment we leave service and get buckled in the car, the conversation starts all over! If we had any doubt about what he was thinking on Saturday, he drew me a picture using his communication device as an icon to copy! I love his heart. I think the world might be a kinder place if we all were as enthusiastic about going to church every week. Enjoy another family moment from our home!
His Art Choice!
I wish my son, Tristan, could talk. I want to understand how he processes life. It is one of the great mysteries of raising a non-verbal son.
Sometimes I can see in his eyes small glimpses oh how he thinks. I have to watch him very carefully to pick up on different facial expressions- usually very subtle.
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.
The Most Embarrassing Note From School – Part 1
I have met people over the years that have experienced this story. If you are reading this at this applies to you, feel free to leave a comment below. You may add a detail that I didn’t know about.
It Never Fails…
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
Free Time, Food, & Favorites
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.
Name This Award
The last few days we have been bombarded by the same questions from Tristan. Here is the list.
Celebrating a First- Friendship
I think it is important for me to share some of the “firsts” that we celebrate with Tristan. We never know when one will occur. Life with autism is full of surprises. Enjoy a “first” from our home!
One Friday night in May, Brian and I were making dinner. Then we heard a knock on the door, tap tap tap. We both looked at the front door, and through the window, we could see a child standing there.
The Final Chapter
Every day brings new surprises.
My friend, Tash, and I took Tristan out for a few hours. We left Jacob and his friend, Trevor, at home to hang out. Upon returning the boys had quite an encounter to share. This is how the conversation unfolded: Continue reading
“Super Mickey, I Surrender!!!”
I surrendered. Super Mickey won this last match. He had me sitting outside, afraid to go inside our home. Continue reading