Sunday, October 29, 2006

Delighting in my talking children

What a delight to my ears! Alex requesting ortilla without even a model. Benji asking for ooooo (juice) without even a model. Just spontaneous self-initiated requests. Heaven.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

Very good movie. Go see it. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll clap for the 7 year old girl who is "different" from her "peers" but she and her family are ok with that. At least I did.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


B. -- Will talk for bubbles too.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Read this

This is a link to a powerful articulate statement by an adult with autism, directed to parents of children on the spectrum.
Here's an alternative link. Thanks, Squid, for the heads up.


Usually, I'm not really big on self-pampering. I've never in my life gotten a pedicure. Once a manicure (for my baby shower, of all occasions). Get my hair cut at Supercuts. But I totally splurged the other day at Costco, and bought myself a vibrating toothbrush (not those hi-tech systems, a 3-for-$12 pack). And I am LOVING it! Just had to share.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A thousand meetings, trainings, emails, and conversations later, and I still can't secure a decent (oh, excuse me, appropriate) placement for my own kids. B's teacher is leaving. Just found out today. I swear, I didn't have anything to do with this one! I've been trying to be nice to her and share information without telling her that she's an incompetent idiot. I'm not particularly upset abt losing this particular teacher, just about another transition for B, the message it sends to the paras, a whole new learning curve, and some fear and trepidation abt who they might bring in. If we're lucky, maybe it will be Sub K. Although I understand that as of this July 2006, the whole emergency credential game goes down the drain, they actually have to scrunge enough enough real credentialed teachers, and actually pay them decent enough wages so that they'll stay.

I wish I knew how to make everything better.