Thursday, March 31, 2011


Today was IEP day. OMG. Let me just say that TC's teacher really threw me for a loop today. First let me start at the beginning....the lady who did his evaluation went over all of the testing (speech, etc) and where he was for his age. Some parts he did really well on but many he was below average...which was to be expected. Anyways, I never really pay much attention to the numbers or rank, he is a 9 year old but his brain is not that of a typical 9 year old. And the occupational therapist said he is on task with his motor skills and does not qualify for o.t. anymore. So when it got to be his teacher's turn, she said he has been having some anger issues, getting mad and hiding under his desk and he is always corrected for this behavior. This is where I was thrown for a loop. She said, "And he is hearing those voices of Larry and Carl. He does the talking thing with Larry and he says Larry is his hand. He even drew Larry as his hand and sometimes TC throws things and he blames Larry for it. " I was like WTH? I asked her what was she talking about???? Voices???? I told her he does pretend and as far as Larry I don't know who or what Larry is!! So after the meeting I was beside myself, thinking what do I do now??? Is my kid now needing medication?? After I calmed down, I called my hubby and he told me "Kristi, Larry is a hand puppet that TC saw on You Tube. You know he pretends all the time!" (He has been banned from You tube.) Seriously? My kid was mimicking a puppet he saw on the computer and I was thinking he was schizophrenic. I am not saying TC does not have some issues, I realize he does, but I am pissed about the teacher diagnosing him or saying he was hearing voices. Below is a photo taken by another mom at Special Olympics yesterday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fun day

Yesterday I was off work and TC had a field trip that he and I went on together. We went to a gymnastics place where the kids did different areas of play, and it all involved math. They had worksheets to take to each different activity. TC did really well and participated fully in everything. He has been really suffering with his sinuses and has had many nosebleeds this week. Bless his heart!

The kids are both out of school on Monday which TC will be very happy about.
Tomorrow we are cooking out burgers, steaks, sausage and making a nice salad on the side!
The weather has been just gorgeous all week!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Almost over

Spring break is almost over.
Tomorrow is probably going to be DRAMA with TC.
Autistic kids don't like change.

But I took some time off and we have had fun.
We went out for pizza, went shopping, to the movies, and had lots of outdoor play.
We are planning on planting some flowers today.
TC is already up, outside and swinging.

Gotta love spring!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring has sprung

The kids are on Spring Break next week. Woo hoo!
This means no getting them up at 5:30 and I can get ready for work and not have to rush around. I swear, most days I am stressed before I even get to work!

And I have a 3 day work week. This crazy Tx weather had people's bills so high that every other call I answered in the last few weeks was someone fussing about their high bill. I swear I sounded like a record player saying the same thing over and over again. (You use more heat at night when you are asleep...what are you using to heat?.....what is your thermostat set on?)
I have become an electricity expert LOL!

Hope everybody has a fantastic week!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


TC helped me make homemade pizza today.

He really enjoyed it!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

All I can say is wow!

TC read to me last night.

He has been learning sight words.

He had written a sentence and he actually read the sentence to me.

The sentence was "I see a boy with a horse."

I cried tears of joy after he read this to me.
I could not be more proud!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


We have not been feeling too good lately. First it was TC, running a fever over the weekend, now Sara and I are feeling bad. I am at work but feeling light-headed and throat is hurting. I just ate an orange and may drink some Theraflu and hit the sack early tonight.

Crazy TX Weather is the culprit!