Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a brief moment

For a moment I thought it would be a good day. the sun was peeking in my window as I woke up and stretched. the squirrels were outside my window noisily munching something or another. A.J. went it to wake Sammy and told him nicely it was time to start getting up. Sammy's response shattered any sense of happy calm i was feeling "shut up I hate freaking damn school" nice!

we don't talk like that here so where he picks it up, no clue. I do know a little boy at school taught him the F word which he came home singing last week. He had no idea it wasn't something good.

Our morning proceeded to spiral out of control. I tried to race him to get ready which sometimes actually works. not so much today. he tried to get his shoes one and fell apart again. by the time we got to the car it was a disaster. I did get him to sing in the car which broke the evil spell.


  1. I am right there with you! The other day I taped a 34 minute tantrum just to have on file. In case no one believes what I go through, and actually I should say what HE goes through. I will probably never show anyone, except maybe his teacher. But I know that one day I will look back and be able to say, phew, we have some sooo far.

  2. My son started saying some swear words last spring, both at home and at school, and I remember how horrified I was. (There was lots of other bad stuff happening too, but we eventually got through it.)

    A couple of weeks ago, he didn't want to do something at school and after a few minutes said, "Fine, I'll get the damn book!" I just had to laugh when I read that on his behavior sheet because I know he's testing the new teacher and aide to see what they will do.

    We are six years into autism this month, and I was definitely where you are for a long time, but I can tell you the light will definitely break through at some point.


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