Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Perspective

Never underestimate a child's ability to put things into perspective for you. I am always so worried and concerned about how other children treat Rye, will they like him? do they think he is weird?  I was doing exactly that tonight while Rye was playing with a friend.  She was attempting to play with him and he was "doing his own thing" as usual.  She asked him a few questions and he had a somewhat bizarre answer.  She leans over to him and says, "Rye I love the way you always look at things in a different way".   He looked her right in the eye and said "thanks, that's my scooter but you can play with it".  She laughed and down the hill they went.

I have to remember to keep things in perspective by opening my mind more to the fact that he is going to be okay.  He can learn to engage more with people, he can learn to read, he can  learn to be more socially appropriate.  Here I am the one advocating for him on every level and when it comes right down to it I am also the one who is judging him the most.  Note to self...stop doing that! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

third time is a charm

I haven't posted to this blog in eight months.  I'm a slacker.  It's true.  Okay so I'm not really a slacker (most of the time) but I am a very busy working mom.  I have revamped my blog and it is now called Autism Pirate.  I'm hoping to commit to writing and sharing information at least once a week.  Well that is my goal, I guess we will have to see if it really happens.