It's All Okay

Just a mom blogging about life with an autistic child.

Location: Canada

I'm a stay at home mom with two boys. Patrick is my youngest and has ASD.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

mum is back

Wow, that was one tough virus.

But, now I'm feeling better and so, on with life. Well, any parent will know that I never really did get a break from everyday life whilst I was sick. I must say, though, that my children were extremely helpful and understanding.

We're gearing up for a couple of camping weekends with Beaver Scouts/Cub Scouts. I'm a bit nervous about how Patrick will handle this new 'thing'. Older brother is old hat so he'll come out just fine. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. I'll be staying at the camp with Patrick so I'll try and get some pics to show.

School will be winding down soon. We go till almost the end of June but some of us less than stellar parents are taking out kids out early to go on vacation. We (the boys and I) are very excited.

Speaking of school. I've been doing a lot of trusting and they've been coming through. So, now comes the worry about class placement next year. He'll stay in a 'regular' class with EA support. It's been agreed that the amount of support will stay the same. We can't really discuss teachers because our enrollment numbers have decreased and so staffing will be changing between now and September. But, I have explained what kind of classroom environment I'm looking for as well as what peers I'd like to see with him (and conversely which ones I'd prefer he not be with) and I feel like I was heard. So, on with the trusting. I have a feeling we'll get the strict teacher who I absolutely loved when she tought older brother. I'll find out a week early in September so Patrick can come in and see his class and meet his teacher before the first day of school.

I'll do another post on older brother. He's not on the spectrum, we're pretty sure, but it turns out he might not exactly be "neurotypical" either.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mum's sick

That's really all I came online to say. So much for my new resolve to blog almost every day. I'll get back soon I promise. I feel pretty much as bad as I've ever felt in my life. Ugh.

Patrick alternates between extreme empathy and worry about catching my germs. What a little gem.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To all the moms and moms to be out there. Happy Mother's Day!

First thing this morning I was inundated with homemade cards, drawings, and one beautiful 'portrait' in paint on canvass. My most favorite gifts. Off to visit grandparents today and to take my mom out for lunch.

Happiest of Days to all of you.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Not a long post. I was sad today because a boy wouldn't hold Patrick's hand when they were supposed to form a circle. He doesn't know Patrick is autistic but he obviously knows he's different. The kid is a bit of a brat, and quite immature for his age (he's a couple years older than Patrick), so it isn't unexpected did make me sad because I imagine that sort of thing will happen with increasing frequency.

Note: I also know the dad of this child and let's just say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Ok, that was a totally mean post but it did make me feel a teeny bit better.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Good Days

For the first time ever Patrick has agreed with me when I've told him he had a good day. He'll often say his day was "come-ci, come-ca" and give one thumb up and one thumb down.

My poor little fella is such a perfectionist. If he makes even one little tiny mistake (which of course you and I know that "normal" children make those mistakes all the time) he thinks it was a bad day and he feels really bad about himself. But this week he had three really good days in a row and finally today he admitted to me that they were good days. Woohoo.

Another milestone for us. He went on a field trip with his school on Wednesday...without me! It went really well and all of us are really proud of him.

I've realized it's been ages since I've posted a pic of my cute little guy. Stay tuned.