Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Just Another Day in Paradise

We have been really thankful ever since some of the guys from church helped us get our backyard fenced. Now 'The Destroyer' and his sister assistants can 'play' out back. But, today the backyard was an eerie scene. It was like something right out of the Hitchcock movie - The Birds! They were all over the yard.

When I went out to see what was going on I discovered the remains of FOUR boxes of cereal on the mini-tramp, the concrete and around the corner of the house. Plus wrappers from Sarah's favorite candy, Airheads. When I first stepped out Sarah hurriedly scooted around the corner of the house clutching... NO! My bottle of liquid vitamins, just $30 a pop. The lid was no where to be found. Her mouth and the front of her clothes had the tell-tale signs of her having taken a few swigs. AGH!!

Oh, well looks like she'll be healthy and probably VERY regular. Glad I'll be at work tomorrow and not on poopy pants duty. ; )

The cause today? Like most days, the 8 and 9 yr olds 'forgot' to close the sliding door, AGAIN. So how was your day in Paradise?



irene said...

Well let's see, mine definitely pales in comparison. We have three children, our middle son (7 yo) is moderately autistic...whatever that means. Anyway, he woke up at 3 AM and was up until about 6:30 AM when the rest of were needing to be up and stay up. He was pretty quiet watching movies, jumping off the couch and turning on lights most of the time. However, his new "phase" is opening and closing the front door. Thankfully, he's not figured out how to unlock the glass door. YET.

Anonymous said...

I just bought two of your shirts for my son who has autism.... I love them. However, I think you should design a sirt for the parents. Something like "If it seems like I'm going crazy, it because I spend all my time trying to keep up with my autistic child" or "my child is autistic.. That's my story and I'm sticking to it"

Sean said...

Hey, just read your story and all your blog posts. I think you guys are doing a terrific job just keeping things together.

My situation is not as severe as yours. My wife and I have a 12 yo daughter with severe autism, etc, etc. She is a lot like your "Shredder". She loves to play with paper and rip it up. She also has some other stim favorites.

Keep up the hard work. They are so worth it.

Ginger said...

Since you mentioned your faith, I thought I would send you this. This might apply to you guys more than any of us.

Autism in God's Economy: Parents of Autistic Children

jordana said...

All food must be locked up at my house or my 6 year old (classic autism) would be into everything all the time. I feel your pain