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After a miserable day yesterday that left his mother in tears by the end of it,  the Tot seemed determined make up for it today,  because he’s been so well behaved that I’m wondering what they put in his sippy cup at school today and where can I get a hold of some of that stuff myself!

He’s been happy,  he’s asked for help,  he’s listened,  he took a bath AND he went potty all by himself with no prompting for the very first time today!!!

He’s been walking around without a pamper/pull up all evening,  (which made me very nervous I’m not ashamed to say), and then he just gets up and walks to the bathroom,  climbs up on the porcelain throne,  and lets go!

Some of you may be like what’s the big deal,  but some of you know what a VERY big deal it is when your special needs kid does something like this because you never thought you’d see the day come when they did it!

Most nights, he climbs into my bed and holds my wife hostage for 4-6 hours before he passes out. Tonight, he let me bring him to bed and lay down next to me and passed out in 45 minutes.

I don’t know what the change is but I pray to God to please let it last at least a few days!


Tot at the playground-he looked so happy I thought it would be the perfect pic to go with this post.


MB turned 10 today!  I made him toast with jelly for breakfast,  and I told him Happy Birthday bud,  and he goes Double digits baby,  I’m a man!  To which I replied,  Great! Now go get a job!  To which he replied,  A job? ! Ppph! Yeah like that’s going to happen! !!!


Happy birthday kiddo!


I gave Tantrum Tot a stuffed Snoopy doll this week to snuggle in place of his mommy who’s gone on a trip. Well Monkey Boy has a stuffed animal too though he hasn’t really used it in a while, but it was down in my room on the dresser.

Well as I’m sitting FINALLY trying to have my coffee…the yelling from my room starts…Tantrum Tot wants Monkey Boys stuffy. Monkey Boy will NOT relinquish it. He cannot understand or learn (and believe me I’ve tried to teach him numerous times), just give the item to Tot who will lose interest in it in 5 minutes, and walk away from it, then he can go get it again. No instead, Monkey Boy’s screaming cause Tot now has him by the hair in one hand, and nails dug into his chin with the other!!!

It’s not even 8 a.m. yet. Is it too early to put Baileys in my coffee? It’s got to be happy hour SOMEWHERE on this planet right?


Tantrum Tot woke up at 5 A.M. wanting to watch Thomas the Train. ..and won’t let me leave long enough to make some coffee!!

Coffee!! Coffee!!! My kingdom for some coffee!!!

Finally A Good Day!

My wife and Aspie Teen are out shopping for upcoming trip to Miami for the awards ceremony. (See here for details on that). Aspie Aspie Teen is actually going to wear a shirt and tie and jacket…I can’t wait to post pics of THAT!!!! Aspie Teen is shall we say less than enthusiastic about his personal appearance so when he gets dressed up it’s something to shout about!

Aspie Baby is asleep on my bed, and Tantrum Tot and I spent hours in there with him as well, playing iPad, and watching The Avengers, (again…OK sue me…my icon is Nightwing, and my screen name is SuperHeroDad72…R U sensing a recurring theme here?) Well I watched Avengers and he played iPad….and Tantrum Tot and Monkey Boy are actually PLAYING together!!!! (AND as soon as I typed that the screaming began!)…

Still all in all a good day and MUCH better than what we’ve previously been through. This Thursday and Friday I get to stay home with Monkey Boy, Aspie Baby and Tantrum Tot all by myself. Yeah I’m stocking up on Baileys and Kahlua b4 then count on it!!! Can we spell W-H-IT-E R-U-S-S-I-A-N-S baby? LOL I plan to use Thursday to DESTROY the Aspie Cave’s current condition and actually find the floor…and possibly move on to the rest of the house afterwards if I don’t get eaten by a Kraken while I’m in there…

And Friday I am going to pick up Monkey Boy from that RIDICULOUS school he’s in, and take him to go see Thor, The Dark World while Tot is in day care!My master plan is unfolding according to my design (rubs hands together and laughs maniacally!!)

OK have to go make dinner for the Monkey, Tot and I…Aspie Dad out!


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