Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cinderella is only her seventh favorite princess...

I don't know what to write really, so I'll sit here and think about it..............

Well, Emma, 9, mild Asperger's, didn't like the adult sized Cinderella costume I got her. It was the only pretty little girl costume left at Target that would fit her! She's so much like her mama, kid sizes don't fit, is too chunky. She said that Cinderella is only her 7th favorite Disney Princess, augh! So, we went chasing all over town looking for something to make her happy. We finally made it over to Kmart where she found the costume she saw before that she was desirous of--I guess it went in one ear and out the other after she fussed about the diva/pop star costume she originally wanted that wasn't in her size. So anyhow, I became greatly relieved as I tried it on her, it fit THANK THE DEAR LORD, and after all that, buying the $8 wig she wanted to wear with it was a smalll price to pay for some beloved peace. Reminds me of the time when I was 16 and had a crush on this really nice guy who didn't like me in that way, but being the optimistic and relentless romantic that I was, I hoped anyhow, especially if I came to the dance that night looking really good. My mom took me to the mall to find a new dress, and I tried on like 50 until I found one I was happy with. I caused my mom excruciating pain that day, and I guess I got some of it back to me this past weekend...

Ammon, 3, classic autism, got a fever yesterday, got pale, laid around and was miserable. This morning, he threw up a couple of times. But soon thereafter, he made a miraculous recovery. He came right over when I asked him if he wanted a bath, and he splashed and smiled a lot. He then sat at the table and wanted to eat. So, I gave him some crackers. After he snarfed those, he finished off the last of a baggie of Life cereal. He then started coloring, doing his cute little stims like his waving back and forth with his arms and head like Stevie Wonder, and getting into stuff. It did my heart a lot of joy to see him feel well again so fast and do the things he loves again, but my stress meter shot up when he started doing his usual destroying too. Actually, that compounded with Sarah. Sarah, 5, classic autism, was really going at it in the kitchen today. I finally changed the broken locking latch on the fridge, so instead of messing around in there, she climbed on the counters and got a box of pancake mix off the top of the cupboards. She then dumped it on the kids table in the living room and spread it around and licked it. I hollered at her, wiped it, and put it in the garbage. A little later, I thought she got it out of the garbage because the same dang thing happened! No, this time, she climbed on the counter and got the other box of pancake mix and dumped it and licked it. It was Aunt Jemima, our favorite too. Between trying to tend to her messes, Ammon's messes and Mary's messes and demands, Mary's 2 w/PDD, I had enough. I prayed that John and the older kids would come home from church VERY SOON and I put the kitchen garbage and the pancake mixes in the outside dumpster.

Mary is about a year behind in development, and now that she's almost 3, she seems to have hit her terrible 2's. She seems to be getting more frustrated, wanting to express herself more than she's able. I have to do things her way, serve her food her way, etc. For example, she won't accept a half a granola bar, she has to have the ENTIRE thing or she screams. Last week, she screamed her head off like she was being killed when I gave her an ice cream cone....She immediately stopped and was happy again when I served her ice cream in a bowl instead. That's my precious babies...

Next week, we are meeting with a production crew to begin our autism documentary. And, this week I get to meet with the handy man and the house cleaning service to start those things going as part of my Bemis Busiest Mom contest winnings. Thank you dear Lord for your blessings!

Love,

Robin

5 comments:

lisaleelee said...

Hi Robin! My name is lisa i have a family blog as well. My 8 yr old has aspergers. And suprise he will be darth vader (obsessed with star wars) my 5 yr old has classic autism. He hates the spookie ookie of halloween. My dh will stay home with him. But he will dress up as a knight for school. I know this will work because he likes the fabric texture of it. I hope you dont mind me coming in once and a while. Looking for others living with autism in the family. my family blog is TheAltigFamily.blogspot.com and my hubbies is hey-buddy.blogspot.com
take care for now.~lisa

Momof6AutisticKids said...

Dear Lisa,

I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it didn't work. Thanks for your comments! Yeah, I will be staying home Halloween Night with the 3 youngest, the few times we tried to bring them out, it didn't go well at all--so we don't bother. Nephi,8, is going to be a Ninja, and Emma,9, is going to be a princess. Bobby, who is almost 14, wants to go trick or treating. And, he wanted me to get him this real gross looking zombie costume for like $40. He's a lot richer than his folks these days with all his lawn mowing and yard work jobs in the neighborhood. So, I told him if he wants it, he can buy it himself...and he did, and he's very excited. Have fun Halloween night!

Sincerely,

Robin...Mom of 6 autistic kids

Anonymous said...

Can I respectfully request you look in to and try a gluten and casein free diet for your children on the spectrum? I think you could be amazed at the positive improvements, and it certainly can't hurt.

jordana said...

It's nice to know i am not the only one with a lock on their refrigerator

jenfisch said...

Hi Robin! My son is 39he has PDD as well) and he just hit the terrible 2s also. Dumping, throwing and trashing rooms are all fun to him now! He says no all the time. He is getting 25 hours of ABA and we are currently fighting to keep the services going. Glad to have found your family. Take care!