For The Special Needs Parents

You might be feeling defeated today. The exhaustion and anxiety have set in. You feel like Sisyphus with his rock. You got so far with your child, and then something went wrong.  It could have been any number of things; A meltdown. A bad trip to the doctor.  A denial of benefits. A call from school, or a cruel comment from people who should know … Continue reading For The Special Needs Parents

Keep Staring

I see them when we’re out and about.  Those people who can’t help but stare at my boy. It starts almost the moment they become aware of him.  He’s easy to notice.  It doesn’t matter if he’s happy, excited, scared, or upset.  They can’t help but notice him.  If he’s happy or excited, they’ll see him hopping up or down, waving his arms, flapping his fingers.  It’s … Continue reading Keep Staring

Bend It Like Roundbottom

Fun fact:  soccer games for the 3 to 6-year-old league are a lot closer to rugby than European football.  It’s  a swirling mass of little bodies in a desperate contest to take the ball from everyone in the throng, whether they be on the same team or not. Except for my kid.  He’s usually on the other side of the field, trying to chat it up with any females who happen to … Continue reading Bend It Like Roundbottom