Thursday, May 3, 2007

T-shirt Success

I want to thank all of you that have gone to our Autism Awareness t-shirt site, . And I want to especially thank those who actually bought one or more. Mom is the artist in the family and she did the faces. I took the faces, added the words, loaded the files and added the blank products (i.e. t-shirts, mugs, tote bags) to put them on. After over 100 hours the website came into being just this last month AND lots of people are buying them!! (see Mom told ya...)

What lead us to come up with the idea for these shirts you may ask? OK, some of you didn't ask, but I'll tell you anyway : ) We just got tired of 'those' looks from people when we took the children to the store or where ever. Also the "could you stop your little girl from yelling" comments. We'd have to explain she was Autistic, blah..blah..blah. It wears you out when you have to do it many times a day. : ( So we at first got t-shirts that had a brief explanation on them. Then we decided to put the faces on to be more attention getting. AND IT WORKS!! When people see the t-shirt and read what's said they give a knowing (Haa!) smile and don't pester us. Notice that the kids shirts have the pic on the front AND the back. Whew! sure lowers the stress level on us.

So when you check out the t-shirts etc. please come back here with any comments or suggestions, we're open. Oh, I know we promised that Mom will be posting here as well. She's been having a tough week, the Zoloft is not quite doing the job as well. Next week she'll be going back to the shrink and is hoping to give Prozac a try. Me? I just like to stare at the ceiling looking through the bottom of an upturned bottle of Jack Daniels. (Just kidding pastor!) Actually Blue Bunny ice cream is my vice. Hey just don't read these posts, sent..a..comment! Later...


Kaela Smith said...

This blog is very interesting. I will check back frequently to see what else John has to say...

Dadof6Autistickids said...

Like the title says, its our life and times. The good with the bad, up and downs. For those of you who wonder if we are real I'll be putting a video on YouTube from an interview that was done in Feb by our local ABC station.

The story is about new genetic studies for possible causes of Autism. We were briefly on screen talking about our concerns for our 6 children.

I'm not sure how to do the YouTube thing so it may be a few days. In the mean time look on the main page for a picture of Mom and Dad.


Rosy said...

It is very nice and interesting blog.