I thought about what it would be like to go back and tell myself in 2011 all that was about to happen.
No Autism Assumptions
I tried not to view this proud moment as an opportunity for a future let down due to misplaced expectations.
My Kid Won’t Stop Making Slime
Slime-making is basically when you spend $30 on supplies to make a handful of sticky goo that you could buy for 50 cents in the vending machines as you leave the supermarket.
A Strange Part of Autism Parenting
No one really said anything for a moment. They didn’t need to.
I Have Issues
Our minds are littered with thoughts that begin with “when I was a kid…”
His Unspoken Victories
They don’t make bumper stickers that say, “My Child Didn’t Break My Daughter’s Barbie House Today”
The Great Moments We Don’t Remember
This is the type of lesson you only understand as life plays out.
Autism Parents Are Just People
He’s my son. I made him. He’s a part of me. Any good I do for him, I do for myself.
The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
The most amazing thing is how easily it all could have never happened had I just brushed her reply aside like an arrogant grown-up.
How My Non-Verbal Son Reminds Me To Be Happy
It”s rare that I leave an interaction with him without smiling a little bit more than when I went in.
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