Posts Tagged: Jonah

House Rules

18Dec2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Jonah was so psyched about it being the last day of school that he woke up early and immediately started talking. (This is quite different from most days, when I’m having to pull him upright by the arms, out of a dead sleep as he mumbles for “just five more minutes”.) He pretty much woke… Read more »

A Glimpse Inside His Mind

22Nov2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Parenting a child on the autism spectrum can feel isolating at times. I wish that other people would understand why my son does the things he does, but a lot of the time, I’m trying to figure it out myself. Or I’m trying to help teachers and friends and relatives understand how he’s different, and… Read more »

Latest Jonahisms

23Oct2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Because parenting can be so utterly exhausting and exasperating, people with kids often wonder why we sign up for it. And they really don’t get why we sign up for it multiple times after we find out for ourselves how draining it can be! Well, I’m here to tell you: the laughs just can’t be… Read more »

Simply Sensational Six

10Oct2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

My littlest blessing, my “bonus baby” that came to us right after I turned 41, is now six years old. That’s just some crazy talk right there. I mean, how did he go from this to this so dang fast? I have loved his preschool years. Of course, they’re not without stress, but 4, 5… Read more »

Moving My Clip

10Sep2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

At Jonah’s school, they use this type of behavior management chart: As you can see, each student’s name is written on a clothespin, or “clip” as they call it. Every child starts the day off on green. But misbehavior can lead to the child moving his or her clip to yellow, or even the dreaded… Read more »