Friday, August 15, 2014

Who says it's cold?

This was the end of February.  He loved being outside.  It was just warm enough to be out during the day.  I had a bit of a hard time getting him inside though.  Trampoline's are too much fun.

Autism Laws

This is my picture for the Autism Law SB57 that passed in Utah this year.  It's not a perfect law but it's a start.

Who needs teeth?

Jason pulled his first tooth.  The sad thing was it wasn't even loose.  It must have been hurting him, because he'd been messing with it for a while.  He got off the bus covered in blood, and I just assumed his gums had been bugging him and he was picking.  You should have seen the look on the bus aids face, poor thing.  When I got him inside I noticed the tooth missing.  Sometimes Mom doesn't understand so you just have to take care of things yourself.


Yes, the title was said in Beavis' voice.

Jason loves fire.  He will come running when we sing "Happy Birthday" not because he wants cake or to wish you a happy birthday, but because there are candles on the cake.  So far he hasn't burned himself.  At least he seems to have some sense of self preservation.

What else could a boy want?

1. get a big box
2. get in said box
3. put weight blanket on
4. grab ipad
5. have a baby wipe to stim with.

This boy was in heaven!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bath Time

Jason's sensory needs have been pretty over the top.  He has to be naked.  He has to have something going all the time.  He is taking about eight baths a day, just to feel ok.  

This picture was taken because he was sideways in the tub and had his feet above his head.  He is a very flexible boy, but I think this is another sensory need.  He does do this quite often.  Just not usually in the bath tub.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

too much

Whenever we go to my parents house there is almost a guarantee that it will be a packed house.  Some days Jason can not handle this.  He will disappear downstairs into the basement kitchen, or the basement bathroom.  The bathroom of course is a problem because he gets into the tub.  You never know what he's going to do so some one has to follow him into solitary.  

This time it was my turn, and he was in the kitchen stimming in the spot that the fridge used to be.  A nice little pocket of quiet and solitude.  

It can be hard to be the one to go with him.  You just sit and listen to everyone chatting away upstairs.  That adult conversation that you crave so much is going on with out you....again. So once again you sit down and pull out your phone, or just try and stay sane as Jason gets the quiet time he needs.  Eventually he decides he can venture upstairs again, and you get to join in the fun for a few minutes.  At least until Jason decides he's really done and then you round up the rest of the kids and say goodbye.