Boomerang

I’ve written many times about this idea that I am lots like my seven year-old son who has autism.  I think I really get him sometimes (except when he decides to empty the contents of the tub onto the bathroom floor, causing me to start screaming “UGHHHHHHH I JUST DON’T GET YOU!”).  Like J.R., I don’t like […]

Dear Kristi

Ever wish you could turn back time and and speak to the younger (and less wrinkly) you?  I do.  Every day.  Since I can’t do that, I wrote this letter.  Now about getting my hands on a time machine…hmm… Dear Kristi, Listen chica, it’s 2006 and that mousey brown hair color is only accentuating your […]

Asterisks*

Seeing as there is no way in hell I am going to be able to maintain any typical New Year’s Resolutions, especially scream at kids less, I had to really think long and hard if I was to come up with any kind of list.  In the midst of jotting down not completely impossible resolutions such as: quit thinking […]

Born To Run?

Even though I swear I started running to take my mind off of the insanity of autism, I can’t help thinking how raising a child like J.R. is JUST like engaging in the damned exercise… For starters, my running skills pretty much rival my parenting skills – I SUCK! I’ve known for years that I […]

Elfin Magic

Christmas.  Oh joy.  Is it that time of year already?  Time to pray one of the 35,000 toys in the chain store look books catch my kid’s eye?  Time to run out and buy TWO of everything on my younger, typical son Jackson’s list in case my autistic son happens to fancy (a.k.a. fight him for) […]

Inner Makeup

The other day a friend of mine and I got to talking.  She also has a child with autism, which means there is rarely a time we run out of (mostly gross) things to discuss.  Completely in character considering all the fucked up stuff we talk about, she asks “So, let’s say you and I […]

The Write Stuff

Okay, okay, my Staycation from blogging is officially OVER!  Happy?  Keeping in mind that my gym didn’t buy one minute of ANY of my many excuses for my absenteeism this summer, I won’t try to play ya’ll.  Oh and thanks for all of the messages that ranged from “umm, is your website working?” to “umm, […]

No Guts, No Glory

Even though I hold a master’s degree (in Information Studies no less) you probably know me as the biggest airhead alive, and I’d have to agree!  Not convinced?  I’ll give you an example.  For YEARS I thought the Chili’s low calorie menu read GUTLESS CHICKEN when it really reads GUILTLESS CHICKEN.  I’m now convinced my extended brain […]

How Far?

  I’ve noticed lately that my favorite expression has become (next to God help me, of course) the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. In order to avoid incriminating myself I won’t go into specific reasons why I’ve been referring to the adage, but completely unrelated to all of my gossiping I had an epiphany.  It’s […]

Short (But Willing to) Change

The other day we celebrated my “typical” son’s birthday by taking him to see a Cars 2 exhibit with some friends.   We pulled J.R. out of school so he could come along too.  I figured he’d enjoy the event for about four seconds, but having him home from school meant not having to rush back by 2:30 p.m. […]