Posts Tagged "parenting"

Because Roller Skating is Scary. 0

Because Roller Skating is Scary.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Many of you know that I am the proud parent of a frustrating and fabulous Aspie who is often a multi-faceted challenge at his tender age of 12!  All I can say is, the boy is chock-full of life lessons for all. Over the summer, my son was involved in a church group that met once a month. They would spend half the day doing some kind of community service and the other half doing something fun like hitting a local water park, going to a movie or roller skating.  At least fun to most ‘typical’ kids. For the roller skating event, Sullivan asked to bring money along in case he wanted to play a few arcade games. Knowing him and knowing that fact that he probably didn’t love to skate, I figured this would give him something else to do as well.  All I had was a 10 dollar bill on me. I told him he could spend $5 of it and bring the rest back to me. Long story short: Boy plays soul-sucking crane game to try to win an iPad. (I’m sure you see where THIS Is going.) Boy wastes his 5 dollars. Boy calls Mom asking if he can spend the rest. Mom says yes,...

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Have You Bragged Lately?

Posted on Aug 12, 2012

Today I must brag about my parenting. It’s not very often that I feel like I can do that, mind you. Since this most-important life skill did NOT come with a handbook I often feel as though I am bumbling around, hoping the things I say and do are remembered…or probably more often than I’d like to admit, forgotten. But today, on this Sunday, I feel like I am actually doing a pretty darn good job. For one, we finally got off our butts and got someone to come over here to help Sullivan with his math. I know, it’s cruel and unusual punishment to make a kid do math in the summertime, but this actually attributes to my ‘good parent’ feeling. As brilliant as he is, Sullivan really struggles with the whole math thing. He can name every flag that comes marching down the aisle at the Olympic ceremony, but he can’t remember how to solve certain math equations, even when he just did one. I’m sure he inherited this from me, alas. But the problem is besides it being tough for him to grasp, he also gets an attitude about it and really gets frustrated with the whole thing. Being an Aspie I think it’s especially tougher...

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Blogging When There is Nothing To Talk About.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

Blogging is weird, isn’t it?  I love to write and I love to have an outlet for it.  It’s fun for me, helps me clear my head, and it’s fun to share a thought or laugh with others. But when you’re a mom, much of your life is your children.  And how much do you share about that?  I have another blog that I started a while ago about my son who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.  I don’t have much time to post in it these days, but I started it as a cathartic process, something to help me sort out my feelings. I also want to share what we go through, both good and challenging, in the hopes that someone going through similar things may join me in the joy or the sorrow—knowing they are not alone.  When you have a non-typical child, it can be alienating not only for them, but for you. ‘Scout’ is 11 now, and I wonder how much of him he’s going to want me to share as he continues to get older.  Of course he’s mostly oblivious to the social ramifications of such a thing so it may never be a problem…but then there is my 16 year old daughter...

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