Six

I am participating in Momalom’s Five for Five. Today’s topic is on Age. Which is perfect, considering today is my son’s birthday.

Dearest Buzz,

There is a tree stump in our backyard, taller than I wish it were. Not for any unsightly reasons, but because you enjoy climbing to it’s highest, sawed off standable … [Read more]

In Photographs

I am participating in Momalom’s Five for Five. Today’s topic is on Pictures.

My mother has an album, big and heavy. Spanning years of decades. Polaroids and crinkled corners of film printed pictures from a long time ago of her and my dad before children, then of all of us after. As a little … [Read more]

Boys Will Be Medium-Sized Boys

I am participating in Momalom’s Five for Five. Today’s topic is on Words.

“I’m gonna kill you!”, my 5 year old son states, charging after his older brother in play. He’s thrust in the role of the bad guy, on the hunt for the arch-nemesis hero. But I have to remind him, we don’t … [Read more]

We Won This Round

I am participating in Momalom’s Five for Five. Today’s topic is on Change.

Change is hard for any little boy. It is especially difficult for a child with autism. Anything out of the ordinary. What he’s not used to. Every step out of character. It all has the potential to be terribly frightening.

Combine … [Read more]

A Flying Sucker

There is a fly in my house.

The weather is warm, it’s bound to happen. A strident circular buzzing past your ear, and a swatting of your arm with an urgency as it tickles at your skin. The presence of this fleeting nuisance wouldn’t appear to make a dent in my day, except my kids … [Read more]