Friday, December 6, 2013

"I OK!!!!"

Happy Friday y'all!  It's a beautiful warm day here in NC.  It's supposed to be close to 80 today!  Crazy to think that on Sunday they're calling for mid 30's and a chance of ice.  Hopefully the weatherman is wrong, and it will be bright and sunny the rest of December.  A girl can dream...can't she?

Speech therapy went great this morning! G said "pop" for bubbles! At one point he got upset and started crying. In the middle of his cry he screamed out, "I OK!" and stopped crying.  Totally made me melt.  L kept calling a feather a leaf and would tickle his neck with it and start laughing.  In yesterday's speech therapy session neither of them would talk but once the therapist left, L ran to the window and waved as he said, "Bye D!" Her name is Dana!  So proud of them!  I should also mention that my kids born to a Jersey girl and a guy from Ohio have a pretty strong southern accent.  It's amazing what kids pick up.  I think a lot of it has to do with most of their therapists having southern accents.  Oh my little southern boys!  Some days I want to throw in the towel, but their cuteness takes over and I get all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Tomorrow we have our FAMM (Fayettville Area Mom of Multiples) Christmas party.  It should be fun.  The boys will be in control of how long we stay.  We've started being able to read them pretty well and know when meltdowns are on the brink.  That's when we quickly pack up and get the hell out of dodge!  It's all about timing with them and keeping them on a schedule.  

Today I was told by someone, "Autism? They don't look Autistic!"  What does Autism look like? Line up 10 people with Autism, they will all have different symptoms.  The woman later said she was hungry.  The smart ass in me said, "Hungry?  You don't look hungry!"  I think she got my point.  

Now I'm off to do dishes, wrangle children (since they're almost done with their snack), and perhaps drink another cup of cold coffee since I never get to drink it while it's hot.  Ah, motherhood!


  1. I've had people tell me Noah doesn't look autistic. She meant it as a compliment but I made sure to explain to her why it's not the right thing to say.

  2. I feel you there. People who don't understand can say some goofy things. No our Children don't have a structural "look" but in my opinion once you know what it is and are familiar with it, you can see it. Others do not. I just try to smile and nod. People also think our Son with Classic Autism and his younger brother (they are 20 months apart) are twins. I smile and say, "No." and sometimes point out that our middle son (with Autism) and our oldest are only 16.5 months apart. I nicely explain, no. Our Oldest is big for his age, our middle son is small for his age and our youngest is average size but developmentally the younger two are twins. My mission is to get people to understand and I think a blog is a great step to giving people an idea of what it is like. Your Boys are adorable and I enjoy reading it. (ending my tangent :) )