So do we 😬😅. Current travel restrictions have made venturing out almost impossible. As with finding out the munchkin is autistic, I feel like these current social restrictions are just the Universe way of saying,”Be more creative”. 💫 Nothing facilitates ‘social distancing’ or creativity better than a walk in nature. 🌳 Of course one can […]Read More Wanna get away?
I understand with the coronavirus going around some of you may take this to mean (for the munchkin and I) that: a.) one or both of us is physically ill 🤒 or b.) one or both of us is ‘contagious’.🤧🤮 The truth is I take #sickdays for a number of reasons including but not limited […]Read More #SickDay 😷
… 🚶🏾♂️🚶🏾♀️ During our stay in Arizona, the place that stood out the most for the munchkin and I, was the Petrified Forest National Park (aka the Crystal Forest). 💎 🌳 Me (at the park entrance): I see your sign says persons with disabilities get in free. Does this include individuals with mental impairments? Park […]Read More Junior Wilderness Explorers 🎈
“I want to go on a field trip” says the munchkin. “A field trip?! Where?” I ask. “the Grand Canyon” the munchkin tells me while shoving his iPad into my hands and showing me photos he had found on a google search. “ Oh no, not another one of your hair-brained adventures” my dad says […]Read More ….our Hair-Brained Adventure 🌵
WOW! MTV really set the bar high with this one 😳. I think 🤔 I can hang, but let’s see?… Lavish parties with performers like Usher/Niki Minaj? Nope Luxury cars with giant bows on the top in the driveway/garage? Nope Host a giant party on/in a private yacht/island/castle with a bunch of teenagers the munchkin […]Read More My Super Sweet 16 ❣️
All except for the hot air balloon 🎈” , says the munchkin to me after we had unsuccessfully attempted to see them in Helotes, Texas a few years prior. I mentioned our disappointment to a coworker after not getting to see any balloons go up and her recommendation was to “go see them in New […]Read More Road Trip Fiesta 🎈
“Whoops! Sorry about that!” “Whoops! Excuse us!” I exclaim to random people throughout the city of New York. The munchkin and I accidentally bumped into so many strangers as there are literally herds of people in constant motion here. The first day we landed, we rode the subway to the World Trade Center Memorial. It […]Read More “Whoops!”
“The best things in life are free.” Growing up this quote was often thrown around being used in everything from books to songs (the Mo’ Money soundtrack anyone???). I understood this quote in theory, but it wasn’t until after I found myself as a single parent of a child with autism that I was able […]Read More SRSLY!?! 🤨
JUNE! JULY! AUGUST! As many of you parents of autistic children know, repetition can be a common and sometimes annoying trait. This includes but is not limited to repetitive movements,gestures, and/or verbal phrases. Initially after the munchkin started becoming more verbal (around middle school) I would just be glad he was saying anything at all, […]Read More JUNE! JULY! AUGUST!