Autism Awareness

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.

Mom’s are the Subject Matter Experts

Mr Sonnier Goes to Washington

Mac on Capitol Hill
Mac and Daddy Steven Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Smithsonian Discovery Space Shuttle


Mac and Daddy Space Shuttle Discovery
Mac’s DC favorite……the Metro Blue Line
Mac and Daddy Riding the Metro Blue Line in DC
Waiting for the Blue Line DC Metro

Autism Awareness

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 ☺️🧩

Autism Awareness

It’s the little things. Mac has always struggled to blow out candles. While in PK, his teacher presented him with a birthday cake toy he loved. He would try to blow the plastic candles and it would play music. He worked very hard but still struggled.

Finally today on his 12th birthday, we encouraged him and Mac blew out his numbered candles all on his own.

Celebrating the little things on our Autism journey.