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
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!
The last few days we have been bombarded by the same questions from Tristan. Here is the list.
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.
When our 12-year-old son, A.T., joined our family in November, it was quite an adjustment. A.T. was not familiar with autism. We have tried our best in teaching him what autism is and who Tristan is as a person. We know this has not been an easy adjustment. However, the other day A.T. shared his views, and I was laughing so hard. A.T. was sharing how he is trying hard to understand Tristan’s communications. Here is A.T.’s insight:
Lately Tristan wants things that are “important.”
Important is so subjective! How can I possible figure out what is important in his mind?