Single Motherhood

Single Motherhood served with a side of Autism

Monday, April 14, 2014

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Life, it seems is moving forward.

Oh, don't get me wrong, it always has been. Even when I've dug in my heels and let it drag me, it still goes on. Even when you feel like you're not moving towards anything, it still goes on.

The kids get older and I get older and I pass the anniversary of my marriage ending or a job beginning, and I keep looking.

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Son Had A Fever, So We Had A Conversation

My son was sick on Tuesday. Oh, it was nothing traumatic - a simple virus that stuffed his sinuses and gave him a cough, and along with that came the fever.

The school nurse clocked him in at a respectable 103.6 degrees Fahrenheit, so I left work and he left school. And once I settled him in the car, I got to talk to my son.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Two Middle School Boys Were Making Fun Of My Son, So I Became An Angry, Snapping Autism Mom

Saturday was quite the day.

My daughter Anna just celebrated a milestone birthday, and to mark the occasion, I took her, her brother and her best friend to an indoor waterpark for the day. We closed the place down, and took our tired and hungry selves off to a big chain buffet-style restaurant that happened to be across the street for dinner.

The hostess seated us at a table next to two boys who were around Anna’s age - probably no more than 14. David was sitting next to me facing them and they were laughing at him and making fun of him because he was acting sort of goofy. He was having tremendous fun playing with the stuffed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that his sister won for him in the claw machine.