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Late Morning

There’s nothing quite like waking up from a deep sleep to a cry of horror. Apparently, my alarm clock didn’t go off this morning.  After a late night.  On a school day.  The results are predictable, right? We have a … Continue reading

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Touring the School

It’s back to school time for us. Again. Today, we underwent the joyous process of picking up the 7th grade schedule (they always post them right before school starts, so nobody can complain), and then locating classrooms. My poor son. … Continue reading

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Home Improvement

So last week, as I was getting ready to sit down at the computer, I had the bright idea of moving some furniture first.  You know, typical no-clue-what-to-say-so-I’ll-do-something-else-first behavior. As my son and I heaved the old bed up and … Continue reading

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At The Movies

When my son was younger, the movie theater was just too intense for him. The screen was huge, the noise piercing, and the action so very intense.  And, of course, the previews capture the most action-packed, exciting parts of the … Continue reading

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Microwaves and Killer Wails

It’s amazing what one learns about one’s spouse when appliances break down. For example, I learned that my husband didn’t really know how to use the microwave beyond pushing the one-more-minute button.  When the “stop/clear” button stopped working on our … Continue reading

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The Saturday Scientist

Years ago, when we were looking into alternative ways to educate our son, we ran across mention of the Saturday Scientist program. Aside from the catchy title, the idea is to focus on science on a day everyone usually has … Continue reading

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AS and The Big Bang Theory

Watching the portrayal of Asperger’s Syndrome in TV shows can be insulting, interesting, and sometimes even enlightening.  It’s a mixed bag of emotions, especially when these same portrayals can vary wildly in their accuracy. That said, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Are We The Odd Ones?

You know, there are times I think the rest of us are really the odd ones. Not that having Asperger’s Syndrome is odd; it’s just different.  But of course you knew I was going to say that… I mean, how … Continue reading

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Sickness, Aliens, And Attendance

So we transform into different creatures when we’re sick.  Slimy, grumpy, alien critters with short tempers and a crying need for Kleenex. This past week has been one looong alien encounter. And no, I’m not the one who was sick.  … Continue reading

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Maintaining Habits Over The Break-Part 1

There are a few times of the year that strike me – every single year, not just this one – as the most difficult, most prone to teacher phone calls, most traumatic, and most likely to end in trips to … Continue reading

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