Road Trip – Did this really have to happen to us?

We are driving down the interstate, 3 hours into our 10 hour road trip to our beach destination when I hear Johnny’s Daddy say anxiously, “what’s going on?”. I look over and I see that our speedometer of our rental car is suddenly at zero yet we still have acceleration. It’s then that we notice smoke…

On Vacation

      We are on vacation! We decided it was time for our family to take a break, pull the plug on all our routines, school (year ends here on June28) work and just have some together time as a family. We decided to take a road trip to a place by the ocean…

My First Father’s Day Without Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible Dad’s out there.  Happy Father’s Day to the Daddy of my children.  You are my best friend, my rock, my sounding board, my inspiration, my love.  You show your children everyday how to be kind, patient, devoted, sympathetic, strong, persistent, steadfast, loving, gentle and understanding.  I am very…

Bring on the Belugas!

  Two weekends ago we had an opportunity to participate in community event done by the Provincial Autism chapter at an Aquarium / Theme park.  I usually have lots of troubled thoughts about ocean mammals in captivity specially since I grew up on the West Coast but I knew the kids would really enjoy seeing…

Last Day At School For Children With Developmental Challenges

  I cried.  I knew I would when I said goodbye to Johnny’s teacher.  The school and his teachers have done so much for him and showed to us, his parents, how important early intervention is for a child diagnosed with Autism. One day when his teacher reads this I want her to know how much…

Introducing the Vest….

Introducing the dreaded safety vest for riding school buses. This is what happens when your child who happens to be special needs,  keeps unbuckling his seat belt and getting out of other safety devices and thus causes a safety issue on the bus.  Johnny rides 3 buses a day and for some reason he feels…

He has a girlfriend…..

  For folks that have taught, worked, or know Johnny it won’t be a surprise to hear how much he likes girls or being around women in general. The smile he gets on his face when he sees a pretty girl is so flirtouus I know we are going to have troubles when he is older…

What Is It About Amusement Parks?

The need for speed, going fast, spinning, lights, colours, laughter and lots of movement. Even when he was a baby he loved being on the baby swings for an extended period of time and would cry if we took him out too soon.  We started taking Johnny on rides  at an amusement park when he…

Time To Get New Pants But Too Loud

A little piece of my heart broke Saturday while we were downtown shopping. Johnny needed to get new pants for school and I took him into H&M so that I could surprise him with a summer T-shirt vest with Lightening McQueen on the front. H&M is one of those trendsetting fashion conscious stores where people go…