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Dec 21 2012

Is the end of the world today….or what?

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I have been following this whole Mayan Calander thing with fascination. It think is so interesting and honestly, really sad that so many people are freaking out over something that happened so long ago.

So their calander ran out, big deal.  Ours runs out every year.  Does that mean that the world will be ending? Of course not. 

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Forgive me for saying this but there are really some…..um…interesting people out there. 

I’ve read about people on a mountain in France, waiting for the mother ship to come and take them away. Really? I’ve also heard about people building panic rooms or fallout shelters in order to survive the pending apocalypse that’s what, like 12 hours away??

I’m of the mind frame that anything could happen. However, whatever does happen, probably has much more to do with what we’ve done as a modern society and nothing to do with anything the ancient Mayan’s ever said.

Something that I try to do and often fall short of is live each days as if it were my last.  By doing that, I figure I have my bases covered.  I never leave anything unsaid and I always, always, always make sure my family knows how much I love them. 

For the Lost and Tired family, it’s business as usual. We’ll probably all hang out as a family today and have a nice dinner. I’ll make sure to say how much I love each of them today as well, ya know, just in case.  ;-)

What are your plans for this possibly but very unlikely apocalyptic evening?

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Jun 20 2012

My goal as a special needs parent

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When it all boils down to the very basics,  I only really have one goal as a special needs parent.  That goal is to prepare and introduce my kids to the world and the world to my kids.

I think that if I can accomplish that,  than my children will be in a better position to enter society and society will be in a better position to receive them.


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Jun 04 2012

Chicken Nuggets for Breakfast?

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There are many people in the world that would criticize me for feed my son chicken nuggets for breakfast.  They would do those because they either have no experience with special needs children or simply don’t understand how difficult it is, to get a special needs children to actually eat sometimes.

Emmett John is by far,  our most sensory sensitive child we have.  He is the most difficult to feed as he is so extremely picky. If his food isn’t perfect,  he will refuse to eat. 

Most people say that if he’s hungry,  he’ll eat. However,  this doesn’t always hold true for kids like Emmett.

My little Emmett is on the #Autism spectrum and is not going to operate in a way that always makes sense to those of us who don’t see and experience the world,  the way he does. So when I say he will not eat, he literally will not eat if his food isn’t perfect.  He doesn’t do this because he’s stubborn or trying to be difficult. 

The truth is that I don’t fully understand it.  I simply accept that it’s there and do what I can to help him through it.

So when Emmett was willing to eat chicken nuggets for breakfast this morning,  I was more than happy to make them for him.

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Jun 02 2012

The world’s most annoying kids shows

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My kids love cartoons,  as I did when I was their age.  However,  is it just me,  or the cartoon getting more and more annoying. Maybe I’m just getting old or perhaps,  my tastes have changed.

Anyway,  I was wondering what you think is the world’s most annoying cartoon or kids show?

While we don’t have cable,  we stream Netflix.  This gives the kids access to decades worth of cartoons and kids shows.  Their current obsession is Sonic the Hedgehog.  The cartoon is over 10 years old and has my vote for the most obnoxiously annoying cartoon.

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Jun 02 2012

Married to #Autism

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While many of you are aware,  my wife is an aspie.  If you didn’t know that,  we’ll now you do.  It suffices to say that I’m the only neurotypical in the Lost and Tired household. I sometimes find myself at a loss because they way that I think and process things is one way,  and the way the rest of the household processes things is completely different.

We have always taken a needs of the many over the needs of the few type approach to things. It’s usually serves us well but it doesn’t always work out well for me,  as typically, I’m the odd man out.

Lizze for example,  has a certain way of doing things.  While most of the time it works for her,  it makes no sense to me. Change is also something that Lizze really struggles with. She has routines just like the boys. If something happens to disrupt that routine, she has a very difficult time moving past it.

At times these differences can create tension. I think that most of the problem revolves around communication and the way we express ourselves.  I’m a talker and like to resolve things through conversation.  Lizze on the other hand,  is more introverted.  She doesn’t like to talk about things. When she does,  we tend to be on the same page,  but using different frequencies. 

Does that make sense?

Lizze is my absolute best friend in the entire world and I’m hers.  We always joke around about how incompatible we should be,  at least in paper. However,  we somehow manage to work but it’s not always easy. Not that anything worth having,  ever is.

Sometimes I get frustrated because I can’t seem to get my point across to her,  or she misreads the situation all together. However,  she gets frustrated as well because I don’t always follow what’s she’s saying either. Many times,  we find ourselves in a stalemate and have to resign to agreeing to disagree. That totally go eat against who I am at my core.  To me,  agreeing to disagree,  leaves things unresolved.

One of the most interesting things we have both noticed is all the similarities between her and the boys. Sometimes is uncanny.

Having said that,  while it’s true that being a neurotypical hundand to a wife with Asperger’s is challenging at times,  the street goes both ways.  I can be just as frustrating to her as she can be to me. However,  as weird or as bad as this sounds, the dynamic of Lizze and I’s relationship actually benefits us. 

Lizze has a very unique insight into what makes the boys tick. This is extremely helpful,  as you can imagine.

Everyday,  Lizze and I are learning to navigate our world’s together. It’s not always easy and often times frustrating.  However,  at the end of the day,  I’m not married to #Autism,  I’m married to Lizze.

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May 19 2012

You can’t fool me, I knew you were sleepy

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It just goes to show that we,  as special needs parents,  really know our kids.  Despite all the protesting from Emmett about not being tired,  I knew he was.

This picture is from yesterday,  while Gavin was getting his infusion.

While he didn’t sleep for long,  he passed out across my legs.  He was so sleepy that he was able to fall asleep in the world’s most uncomfortable position.  :-)

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May 07 2012

The #Autism Discussion: 05/07/2012

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As we become a more automated world,  many things are changing. Technology is growing faster than most people can keep up with it.

For today’s discussion,  I thought it would be interesting to compare how we all leverage technology to help our kids with #Autism to better learn or simply communicate with their world.

Please reply in the comments….

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