Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Old MacDonald Bought the Farm

In my latest Patch article, I discuss how to explain death to a child with autism. Just call me Elizabeth Kubler Ross. Or not. Either way.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Magnificent Obsession

I wrote last fall about Audrey's new obsession with cartwheels. Well, it hasn't faded, and, as a matter of fact, intensified to the extent where I decided to try to have it do us some good.

I enrolled her in a gymnastics class at our park district, and so far she is doing well...hanging with the normies and everything! Read all about it HERE on the Patch!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

When I Get Older...

Audrey's been talking a lot lately about things she's gonna do "when she gets older". Which for the most part amounts to all of the things that I won't let her do right now...plus some other weird shit.

Audrey: "When I get older, I'm going to..."

  • Have a doggy and a kitty.
  • Walk my doggy and kitty.
  • Work at school and get to use the teacher's bathroom.
  • Buy cupcakes, mac and cheese, cookies, candy, cake pops, whoopie pies, hot chocolate, marshmallow pops, cheese sticks, donuts, caramel corn, cotton candy, pizza, french fries, ice cream...
  • Work at the yellow house down the block. (me: *?*)
  • Drive. (me: *Oh Lord*)
  • Have a baby in her tummy (me: *sob*)