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Splitting Hairs
I've reached another one of those unpleasant autism-parent decision plateaus...where I have come to a realization that something I've been pushing with Lily, something that was really important to me, was in truth, only important to me.  Not to her.  Lily i...
About parenting, autistic special needs children and married life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, with bits of information imbedded deep down.
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Morning Ritual
I finish getting dressed and go to collect Lily.  The monitor told me she woke up about the same time I did this morning, a blessing, frankly, since it's been 4:00 a.m. for the past three or four weeks.   Emma's light halos her closed bedroom door and I say...
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Aromatherapy
I went grocery shopping with Lily on Saturday.  Lily likes grocery shopping.  She gets to pick out her racecar(t) in red or blue and she sits somewhat snuggly, her legs looking long and too sharply angled as she sits diagonally across the front seat, but co...
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Mischief Managed
Emma has officially entered her typical teenage years.  She's now spending most of her free time with friends, and has started asking for money between allowances. I
knew it was coming.  I just didn't expect it to be so sudden.  And
honestly...I'm happy f...
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Just a Lil Walk V
This is the fifth "walk" for the Walter family.  Last year was the first time we did it without Leslie.  And probably I was a little too scattered to give the walk all my attention, but I think I can be forgiven.  This year, I have a redesigned logo, a tshi...
This is the fifth "walk" for the Walter family. Last year was the first time we did it without Leslie. And probably I was a little too scattered to give the walk all my attention, but I think I can be forgiven. This year, I have a redesigned logo, a tshirt sponsor in place, ...
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Blues
It's been a while since we've chatted.  I've been busy.  It's not you, it's me. Coming off a down day yesterday.  I'm realizing more and more that my daily mental well-being is very wrapped up in what amounts to about 15 minutes worth of negative interactio...
About parenting, autistic special needs children and married life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, with bits of information imbedded deep down.
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Morning Ritual
I finish getting dressed and go to collect Lily.  The monitor told me she woke up about the same time I did this morning, a blessing, frankly, since it's been 4:00 a.m. for the past three or four weeks.   Emma's light halos her closed bedroom door and I say...
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Night
Emma is reading "Night" by Elie Wiesel in her English class.  I realized when i was talking to a friend of mine that I had never read anything about the Holocaust.  Yes, this includes the Diary of Anne Frank.  I'm not sure how I escaped High School without ...
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Three Short Tales
Emma and I watch Adventure Time.  I love that show.  There's so much that kids miss that adults can enjoy about it.  It can be a sweeping mythic epic, or just a couple friends having adventures, and it adapts to the viewer. The reason I bring it up is becau...
Emma and I watch Adventure Time. I love that show. There's so much that kids miss that adults can enjoy about it. It can be a sweeping mythic epic, or just a couple friends having adventures, and it adapts to the viewer. The reason I bring it up is because there is one type of episode that they ...
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Long Time no See
Anytime I don't blog for a while I look back at it and think...god, there's so much to catch up on.  And strangely, or maybe completely normally...that muchness stops me from blogging anything at all...which feeds itself and etc etc. So this is a quick catc...
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The Pocket-watch
This will probably be the only blog post I'll ever write where I use a trigger warning.  When I get to the part of the post that is hard to read, I'll warn you.  I'll even add "****" to mark where you can skip and where you can start again.  Just skip it ...
This will probably be the only blog post I'll ever write where I use a trigger warning. When I get to the part of the post that is hard to read, I'll warn you. I'll even add "******" to mark where you can skip and where you can start again. Just skip it if you are worried.
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