Sophie’s Choice

Ok, so that’s a very dramatic title, but you’ll get my point. I have been waiting for this for forever, not exactly waiting, but more like anticipating or expecting. Saturday is Jason’s 15th birthday. I know it’s Yom Kippur (which actually exacerbates the whole thing) but while I do respect the holiday, we don’t typically […]

Love, Party of Five!

Many, many years ago my cousins and I made a pact never to let anything come between us. In our family, there is my sister and me, then my 3 first cousins, all boys. We all live here in South Florida, not by accident, and the love and support we have for each other adds […]

Drowning, drowning in the sea of love

This one’s a stretch if you don’t have any experience with special needs.  I am always happy when the boys get home.  I love the camp break and the time to myself but the last two weeks I’m really missing them and by the last few days before they arrive I’m like a little kid […]

What do you recommend?

So last week I was doing an errand and had the boys with me. I went into a store and they asked if they could go to the yogurt place next door. I gave Jason some money to get frozen yogurt for the two of them.  When they got back, I could see Jason was […]

By way of example…

How do you really explain what it’s like to live with and parent a kid with autism? As you know, if you read my blogs and if you have a kid with autism in your life, it is not easy to explain. I often get questions like ,”does he understand ….?”, “is he high functioning(whatever […]

Good Feelings Gone

You know that scene in Finding Nemo where Marlin and Dory are swimming and are feeling happy. On their quest to find Nemo they encounter various sea creatures and obstacles, but at this moment happiness abounds.  They are circling around and gently gliding along, as if all was right with the world. They feel encapsulated with […]