Why Are You Crying?

Why are you crying?  Why are you sad? I see tears and when we have tears it means we are sad.  Who made you sad?  Did somebody make you sad? Did somebody hurt your feelings?  What is it sweetie? Was it a girl or a boy that made you sad?  Please try and use your…

The Big Zebra

Monday would have been my Mom’s birthday and this is one of my favourite pictures of her. She won this big zebra at her bank branch raffle. She was laughing when they took the picture because of all the prizes she “could” have won she won the least likely thing that she needed. She always…

A Misstep in the Dark

I was going back and forth wondering if I should write about this but then I thought about the other special needs children that are in kindergarten at my son’s school and their parents. As parents we put a lot of trust in schools when our children begin their education. As parents of a special…

Let’s Pretend

“Some spend hours lining up toys in a specific way instead of using them for pretend play.” http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/symptoms Right now as I am typing and arranging my thoughts and I can hear my 2-1/2 year old daughter playing with her little yellow hair Rapunzel dollie and her new Lego Cindererella. A minute ago the dolls…

Buy Mommy Flowers

  Take a look at what Johnny is carrying in his arms. He is clutching two bouquets of flowers while he checks out a neighbours Christmas light display with his sister. We were picking up my car at the garage when he told the mechanic he did not want to go home yet. “I want…

The One With The Bees….

One of Johnny’s favourite cartoon movies to watch is a collection of  Winnie the Pooh classics.  His absolute favourite scene is when Winnie is obsessed with getting honey out of the bee hive and develops plan to get up and into the honey tree. “I want to watch the one with the bees!” Winnie rolls around…

Christmas Lights and Plugs

*Painting Christmas Lights* Johnny has always loved looking at Christmas lights. He loves the colours, the glow, the sparkle, the twinkles and the shininess of them. He likes the way they change when they are are off and then when they are turned on again. He likes to watch us bring out the strings and…

Happy New Year – Time for Reflection and Thanks

2012 was a tumultuous year for us and filled with many joys but profound sadness that I tried to share on my blog.   When I saw my email on the last day of the year with this WordPress report about my blog I thought I would like to share it with you.  Just click…