Category Archives: facets of autism

hmmm Toby you smell bad

Kill germsToby is our Pomeranian.  David decided that since Toby hadn’t had a haircut and bath recently that he would deodorize him.  So he sprayed him with a Lysol type spray.

So far the dog hasn’t gotten sick. And he did get a bath and hair cut this past weekend.

We have explained before that he can’t spray the dogs with anything.  Last time he was home, he sprayed two of our dogs with bug spray.   No explanation as to why.

Frustrating.  And we do have locks on the cupboards.  They aren’t even challenging to him anymore, he is an amateur locksmith.

he is anything, but he is not stupid.

David has a tendency to pretend to not be very smart. Yet, he can manipulate a conversation so that you believe you gave him permission to have the car for a couple of hours.  The conversation could have started with something innocuous, such as, can I take the dog for a walk. I keep telling… Continue Reading

Psych stay again

Working on getting David admitted to psych again. He is throwing up his meds, stealing and refusing meals. He has lost 5 pounds in the last week due to throwing up his meds.  Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Book concept

Working on book development. Topic is: Securing your home from within Why?  Sometimes when you have a special needs child, the parent needs to lock down part or all of the house to prevent the child from hurting themselves or others. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Spin the education wheel again for luck

Image via Wikipedia Well, as many of my faithful readers will remember, we are going through a facilitated IEP for our son, David. After a few attempts at scheduling the actual meeting, we finally appear to have a date and time that we can all agree on. I plan to ask for half days of… Continue Reading

hacking facebook again

Mr David keeps trying to hack into facebook accounts.  He does it by attempting to reset the password.  Every facebook account in our house sends me an email any time someone attempts to reset the password.  I then ask the account holder if they forgot the password.  Most of the time, it is being requested… Continue Reading

Missing in Action ~ all part of learning

The last week has just been crazy in our house.  It all started with David threatening to kill someone on his brother’s facebook account, and it snowballed from there. So what have we learned here? We learned that kids can hide pills in their mouth, under the tongue, in the lower cheek area near the… Continue Reading

have i failed as a father?

I feel like a failure. My youngest son has hacked into his brother’s facebook account and threatened to kill someone. And then he lied about doing it, even when confronted by the evidence. How do I learn about this? The victim’s parents called the Sherrif. I don’t blame them. I blame myself. I blame my… Continue Reading

and so ends the great debate

Our youngest son David loves to argue.  Everything for him is something that can be debated. Tell him that he needs to clean up his kleenex, and he will tell you why he can’t do it, and he might use something you said yesterday to him as an excuse.  Tell him he needs to eat… Continue Reading

how do you do it each day?

Each day moves forward without prompting. We start when the rest of the kids leave the house.  8am – four kids off to school. 8:30 breakfast and clean up 9:00 play time 9:30 exercise period 10:00 study math 10:30 break 11:00 spelling lessons 11:30 – 1 lunch 1pm grammar and reading. 1:30pm. done for the… Continue Reading