Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lots of news

Gonna pop over and post at my other blog.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Long time no blog

Hi there!
I am proud to say that Sara has graduated h.s. and TC will be in junior high very soon!
This photo was taken at the wildlife rescue in Tyler, Tx.
Hopefully everybody is having a fantastic summer!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another meeting at the school

I had another ARD meeting at the school this week. These meetings just take so much out of me. I guess I notice it more because I am home but sheesh....I got into a depression the next day.

The meeting was about testing that has been conducted and the changes in testing from last time, which was 3 years ago.

TC has improved in lot of areas but mainly scored around 60's when the average is 90. I know he is not where he needs to be but progress is progress.

Still these meetings just knock the wind out of me!

The hubs and I have had a disconnect lately. Probably because I feel inadequate as I have not been able to find work and I find myself frustrated a lot. I am still getting unemployment but some days being stuck in the house gets tiring. I can't do much without spending money and I really am trying NOT to do that!I do make it a point to get out even if it is to go to the library or park.
Hubs wants to check in and see what I am doing every day and that sort of works my nerves.  I did have a great time visiting with my Mom when she came down for 2 weeks though!

The photo below was taken recently. It includes (L to R) me, my sister, my niece and my girl Sara.

I know God has a plan and I am anxious to go back to work but it will happen in HIS time, and not mine. In the meantime I need to try to stay positive but some days it is hard.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bad autism day

TC had a rough day at school yesterday. We woke up to 35 mile an hour winds and when it is crazy weather and drastically cold (for Tx) sometimes it does not fare well for him.

When I picked him up from the bus stop, he was crying and saying how he had a terrible day. Hubby wasn't home yet and I tried to get TC to talk to no avail.

I received an e mail from his teacher saying when he came into her classroom he was stabbing himself with a pencil. She calmed him down and he was okay. But later on in the day,he got mad and kicked a wall and put his fist up towards his aide.

She told me his previous aide has gone on maternity leave which is probably the reason for the behaviors.

I checked  on him today and he was okay. I am just glad his teacher filled me in because most days TC won't explain what has gone on during the day.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Autism conference and behavior

Last week I was invited  to an autism conference in my town. Mainly it was for teachers but the spec. ed. lady knows I am not working so she invited me.

Some teachers were there and I am pretty sure they weren't too thrilled that I was there but OH WELL.

The guy who taught the class/conference was really awesome. It was amazing to me how much he understands autistic kids (even the non-verbal ones). His attitude was that all kids need help and every kid is an individual, not to be put in a box, or thrown on a computer as a babysitter.

There is another part to the class again this week. I may go, I am not sure yet. It is strategies for dealing with autism. Too bad some of TC's teachers cannot attend...they surely need it.

Today TC got off the bus and was crying, afraid of being in trouble with his Dad. He told me he said "God" and his teacher gave him a dirty look. He was really upset. I did e-mail the teacher but also had TC write an apology note for disrupting the class. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Autism reality check

This summer has had a lot of ups and downs.

First I lost my job and it took me awhile to get back on track. 3 job losses in 3 years is a lot to deal with. I am now home with my kids 24/7. I love my kids. Adore them. But when you are used to working everyday and seeing your kids a few hours a day and then you are with them non-stop.

I never really forget TC has autism.  It has gotten better, as far as being in public but it's never perfect. We had to go to the DMV  3 times waiting in line to get Sara's license. The first day TC farted in the DMV and said LOUDLY ..."Mom I am sorry I farted."  The next day he came out of the bathroom and said, "Well , Mom I peed on myself a little in the bathroom."


I wanted to climb under the desk for real. Both times.

The other day we went to Jack in the B*ox and TC wanted to go through the drive through and I didn't listen to him and we went inside. He proceded to get upset over something and he lashed out with his arm and knocked my earring out of my ear. All the while a guy was watching the whole thing and I could see the judgment on his face.

We had to go to a well child visit and the nurse drew blood by pricking TC's finger. But apparently the platelets didn't do something right so another nurse had to come back in and stick him in the arm to draw more blood. He screamed and cried and told me I was a liar because I said no needles. (This has never been an issue before so I didn't lie on purpose! Poor baby  I cried when he did!)

There are days when I wish autism wasn't in our life....especially when mortifying things happen in public. But this is my life and what I have been dealt.

I try to put on a brave face every day.

However, it's not always easy.