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Dec 20 2012

The last day of school for the year 2012


I just dropped Gavin and Elliott off at school for the last time this year. It was a relatively peaceful morning with the only hickup being a bit of Elliott drama.

Speaking of Elliott………

Guess who will be performing 2 songs for the Christmas special at school today? That’s right, Mr. Elliott Richard himself. 

He’s decided that he will go with this show, despite being afraid.

Words can’t express how proud of him I am. I will do my best to get video of both boys performances.  I also want ton upload Gavin‘s promotion as well. 

Stay tuned……..

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Dec 18 2012

Autonomic Crisis: Selling the Drama


Gavin had bloodwork done about an hour or so ago. At this point, he seems to have stabilized enough to be sent home. We’ll know more when the blood work comes back

Thus far, things have been interesting.  Gavin was in full on drama queen mode.

He was screaming and crying for no reason, other than trying to get the attention of the pretty nurses.  Very frustrating on our end because his behavior made things more difficult on everyone. 

I missed Elliott’s promotion and Gavin‘s acting like a drama queen. 

This has nothing to do with aspergers, autism or overstimulation.. It’s all about getting attention and cresting a scene.  That would be the reactive attachment disorder. 

I realize that none of this is his fault per say. However he is responsible for his choices, and quite frankly I’m sick and tired of the drama.  I love Gavin, I always have and always will.  Having said that, I don‘t have to love his behaviors and trust me, I don‘t. 

I know that some of you out there can understand how frustrating this type of behavior can be.  My heart goes out to all of you, especially you Carl. If there’s a person on this planet that completely understands its him. 


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May 10 2012

Van drama: Did it get fixed?


I spoke with Downtown Ford on  Wednesday morning. They informed me that the transmission has been rebuilt and was indeed part of the recall. 

They wanted to address the electrical issues that were a result of the remote start before turning the van back over to me.

They have decided to replace the after market remote start with a Ford, OEM remote start. Apparently these are easy to come by, but they have tracked a few down and are trying to get their hands on one.

Hopefully this will give us the feature back that we need and eliminate the nightmarish and bizarre,  electrical issues that have plagued us since we bought it a few months ago.

Now we just wait for the call and go pick it up. Hopefully, God willing,  this will be it for awhile.

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       -Lost and Tired

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Mar 21 2012

How I got a PlayStation Vita


This is more for the techies out there that like video games.  :-)

I have been playing video games since before Nintendo was even know the radar. I was always fascinated by them. 

Fast forward to present day and my kids have all followed in my footsteps. I’m sure you have heard me talk about Elliott and his 3DS -thanks to Best Buy- as well as Gavin obsession with video games.

I have had a game console on and off for years. I would purchase an XBOX 360 or PS3 with tax return,  when money allowed for it. 

Inevitably,  at some point throughout the year something would happen and I would either sell it to come bills or trade it in to GameStop because it was causing to many problems with the kids,  namely Gavin. I would get tired of the drama in the house because of something related to video games.

I hated getting rid of them because they were an escape for me. I loved Call of Duty and burned off a great deal frustration online playing team deathmatch.

Last year at tax return I decided to get an XBOX 360 back with tax return in January 2011. It worked out great for a long time and the kids loved Kinect.  However,  it started to die and rather then deal with Microsoft,  we I traded it in to GameStop.  They said they would refurbish it anyway.

Between,  in store credit I had been sitting on and everything I was trading in,  it was an even swap into a PS3 and a few used games.

That worked out well for a few months but within the past 30 days or so, it became a source of frustration once again because,  when anyone would play it,  Emmett would rip the controller out of their hands.  Then of course,  the screaming and the yelling would follow.  As much as I liked it,  I couldn’t deal with all the fighting. We had tried all kinds of things to make it work but Emmett is very challenging and it just wasn’t worth it.

What I would do typically,  is trade it in and just sit on the credit.

However,  recently Best Buy began taking in trades and so I thought I would check it out.  I ended up trading in some old electronic stuff,  all my PS3 games and cashing in my reward zone points I had been saving for a rainy day and getting a PlayStation Vita.  I actually got more in credit than what I needed,  so that was cool.

I took the actual PS3 system into GameStop and had it added to my in store credit.  I grabbed a few accessories for the Vita and saved the rest for later.

This worked out quite well because I didn’t have to spend a single penny and I have credit left over for other things later.  Now I can play my games anywhere and then put it up and out of the way.  Hardware-wise,  it’s pretty darn close to the PS3 in terms of graphics,  which is really cool.

But the most important thing is that I found a way to have my escape and not have it create drama in the house.  It’s kinda like having my cake and eating it to.

Sometimes I have to be creative in order to make things work.  Since I couldn’t stand the fighting over what we had,  I turned it into something I could still enjoy and it didn’t cost me anything.  When you don’t have a lot of money or any at all for that matter,  it takes patience and some creativity to obtain any type of luxury item.

This is the only material thing I have left and I feel good that I was able to still have my escape and solve a problem at the same time. 

If you have old TV’s, computers, printers ect,  take them into Best Buy and get a gift card in exchange.  They aren’t worth anything to sell for cash but maybe you can get something with the gift card that you wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, like I did.  :-)

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       -Lost and Tired

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Mar 08 2012

#Autism and the Grapes of Wrath


Elliott did stay home from school today because of his fever last night,  however,  he’s seems to be doing just fine now.  He helped me clean out Emmett’s aquarium before lunch.

I made Elliott chicken nuggets with whole grains breading.  He had some grapes and a glass of chocolate soy milk.

This is about as adventurous as he gets when it comes to eating.  He ate everything accept all the grapes.  He loves grapes so I wasn’t sure what the problem was.  I told him to just eat 5 grapes and we’ll save the rest for another time.

When he came down to the last 3 grapes he really began to struggle.  When I asked him what was wrong,  he explained that the holes were to big. I was like,  what do you mean the holes are to big?

He pointed out that on the right had a bigger hole.  I explained that it was a bigger grape and so it had a bigger hole.  It made no difference. In fact it helped him to realize that the holes on the other 2 grapes weren’t the same size.  He wouldn’t eat any of them now. 

Do you know how hard it it to get a child with Autism to eat a balanced meal?  In my experience,  there is always something wrong with whatever we offer.  My kids struggle with the color,  texture,  smell and placement of their food.  Nothing can touch and sometimes we have to use separate plates for each item.

I would love to make breakfast,  lunch or dinner and just have them eat it,  without any drama. 

Sigh…I’m sooooo tired…


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Feb 25 2012

#Autism, Bullying and Girl Scout Cookies


Elliott and Gavin are at their
grandparents house until tomorrow. Emmett,  while still a handful,  is a bit more manageable when he’s alone.

Emmett is in the middle, or rather the beginning of a flare up so he is a real pleasure to be around.

Right now,  all the boys together is a really bad combination.  Emmett has become a bully and focuses his energy on Elliott.  It doesn’t take a lot to send Elliott into an emotional spiral.

Emmett can be such a sweet little boy but he can also be a helluva little tyrant,  especially when he’s not feeling well.

Anyway,  with a break in the constant drama, we were able to get some things done today that have been on the to-do list for way to long. I got the kitchen floor done,  Lizze and I got the dishes caught up and the bathroom cleaned.

Lizze helped out as best she could but is now paying a heavy,  as she over did it and is in a tremendous amount of pain.

Now it’s time to settle into some Supernatural and enjoy some Girl Scout cookies. Can’t beat. The Thin Mints.

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       -Lost and Tired

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Feb 20 2012

Stealing from a special needs family: Breaking In


I wanted to update everyone on the last little bit of drama surrounding the theft of the Lost and Tired family van.

A few days ago,  we came home and found that the deadbolt on the front door had been tampered with. The face plate was all scratched up and our wasn’t working well and the barrel was jamming.
What clearly happened is that someone tried forcing the wrong key in the deadbolt.  I would assume it was the same people that stole our van and kept the house key.

That’s the only thing that makes any sense.

It wasn’t Lizze or myself.  That’s all we know for sure,  aside from the fact that whoever did this,  didn’t make it in.

This doesn’t really change anything as we knew that this could happen.  Hopefully,  at least they now know that it’s not going to work.

I’d be lying if I said that this doesn’t kinda freak me out.  At the same time,  at least I know they never made it into the house.

We really do need to get the heck out of here. Although,  now that we have a car payment, we are forced to put the move on hold,  indefinitely. The really ironic part is that the house we had found is actually still available.  I had thought it was no longer available but I received an email to the contrary.

Frustrating…  That doesn’t quite say what I’m feeling. 

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       -Lost and Tired

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