This is potentially the "mother" of all autism questions! And were you to ask me if there was another more frightening one for a parent, I honestly can't think of it right now. All I know is that this question never crossed my mind before. Not until I came across it recently in an account … Continue reading “Dad, is my ‘exile’ into the land of autism eternal?”
Want to know how mind-slammingly hard it can be living everyday with kids? How about with a kid that 'gets it' but also doesn’t ‘get it’? Let me explain. You see, it’s kind of hard working with children who have special needs like my Caleb. With him, it’s always a fight to transition to doing … Continue reading Living with Daily Defiance
Hey Caleb Your 9th birthday's just a week away. Gosh, where did the time go? You know, as I look back over the past two years and my decision to step away from a stable full-time job and into the role of a stay at home dad, I would very much like to believe that … Continue reading Celebrating Another Year with Caleb
There they go again with their silly talk and behaviour! One boy says "I'll eat your dump truck!” while the other squeals “Ah-kak, Ah-kak, Ah-kak!” The scene? Me driving two rambunctious 8 year old boys home from school as they make endless noise in the back seat, while I try my darndest to ignore them … Continue reading Silly talk and behaviour gone amok!
Four months from today, Caleb will turn 9. Not exactly a tween yet, but definitely not a pre-schooler either. Yet in the eyes of family, friends and even strangers (if they spend just 5 minutes with him), Caleb will look and behave for all the world like he’s turning 5 instead of 9! The truth … Continue reading Going on 9 to 5