Outside our front door.
Last week Mac’s teacher text me because Mac was having a rough morning.
I immediately knew what the culprit was because I questioned the red shirt that morning.
I’m thankful all those color theory classes I took are still paying off. Especially as a mom to an Autistic child who senses and experiences things 900 times more than neurotypical children.
My BFF from college, Anita, recently had a baby girl. Anita is an incredible, compassionate woman who loves all living things and is respectful of Mother Earth. She makes such an impression on everyone, that all those she touches wants to be a better human being.
Anita and her husband James are first generation Americans. Their McDesi union created this amazing little girl. I wanted to make something for her that represented and honored the heritage of her mom and dad. The design is an Irish Chain with the green representing James’ Irish lineage and the purple represents Anita’s Indian lineage.
I hope Arya will treasure it, because it is the only quilt I will ever make.
The next time you come across some information you were never aware of, I need you to ask yourself this question?
WHERE ARE YOU LEARNING?
in·for·ma·tion/ˌinfərˈmāSH(ə)n/Learn to pronouncenoun
- facts provided or learned about something or someone.
- what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things.”genetically transmitted information”
The uniqueness of what we call the “Information Age” begs to question that first definition, “FACTS” provided.
Can we call the publishing of words on TRILLIONS of internet sites, “INFORMATION?”
I don’t think we can.
It is up to you as a citizen to discern and to question the integrity of every word you come in contact with on a daily basis. To ask yourself, where am I learning and is this “information?”
I woke up this morning with two handfuls of pills for breakfast. One handful of pharmaceuticals for my aches, pains, blood pressure and maintaining my mental health. The other was my wishful vitamin supplements to justify that maybe it’s not to late and I can “repair” the damage to my body that I’ve treated like an amusement park for the first half.
At this point you invest more money in a firming effective night cream than any foundation, eyebrow or eyeliner pencil.
You look at the tattoo from when you were 18 and think, you jackass….
Shoes are solely chosen for comfort not fashion.
Your most peaceful moments are being alone, unplugging and releasing all thoughts from your mind.
Stretching is required before basic housework and grocery shopping.
Sex qualifies as exercise and caution must be taken to prevent injuries.
You are at a level of life wisdom that consist of; don’t give anyone power over you, own and synthesize your energy for YOU!!!!
Because Autism parents rarely experience it, I wanted to share Mac’s recent neuro-typical 12 year old boy behavior. We put up a little family pool in the back for him to cool off in the afternoons. I’ve been getting in with him and practicing putting his head back to wet his hair to get him more comfortable with the water. 99% of the time all he wants to do is spit water at me and giggle. Obviously this isn’t appropriate behavior, so I am trying to curb it as much as I can. However, when I see his silliness and engaging in what I know typical 12 year old boys do, I can’t help but smile ☺️🧩
For my fellow Autism parents…..