Category Archives: Autism

Defusion

*I wrote this last April, prior to our son beginning a Prozac trial.  I’m wool-gathering, thus putting up old stuff.  (It’s better than writing something rash.)  Also, this post is tangentially related to the piece I’m currently writing.  The title … Continue reading

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Autism and Pumpkin Pie

Remember everything you said you’d never do before you became a parent?  Yeah… that. This past Wednesday, in my mad quest to buy red lentils, I forgot to buy the other ingredient I needed.  So, I asked my husband to … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Poison. It’s the Fear.

Last Spring, we entered a different phase, and my son began with the sneaking.  At eight years old, he’s tall enough and smart enough that “child-proofing” is no longer effective. At first, it was just sweets.  He’d unlock the door … Continue reading

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Mortification Number 467

House hunting is a very strange thing.  You get to peek into the lives of strangers, and you never quite know what you’re going to find.  You’d be surprised just how often I open a closet door to find naked … Continue reading

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I Live in a Pee-Soaked Dollhouse

I’m not going to mince words on this one.  I officially hate moving and everything associated with moving. While I was in California, my husband put our house on the market.  I came home to a stressed-out husband and a … Continue reading

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