Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Everyone loves a clingy baby!

     Potato is a few months shy of turning 2. He has become unbelievably clingy lately. Thanks to all of C-man's many therapy appts, I have to leave him and crazypants with a sitter at least once a week. Most of the time when I go to leave he grabs my hand and I end up having to pry his fingers open, then I run out the door. Then I hear him crying all the way outside  That's probably totally normal, I'm only gone for 2-3 hours tops. He's super excited to see me when I get back. Great, Fine, Good, ya know?
   Problem is, he's like this at home too! He wants to be attached to me all day long. Every time I try to get something done I feel his tiny hand slip into mine and he holds on for dear life. Which would be totally sweet, if I didn't have stuff to do! I have 2 other children besides you small child! Summer is coming and you are no longer gonna have mommy all to yourself all day!
    I've tried many different things to break him of this and no go. He still just wants to sit next to me and hold my hand all day. Again, almost 2, is it just a phase? God I hope! Or is there something else I can try...Any suggestions?


Good thing he's so cute...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


                 Yesterday, I witnessed one of the most amazing things I have ever seen....

I had taken C to his group therapy. The doctor was running a little bit behind so we were left in the waiting room for a little bit. All of the kids in the group were roaming around the room doing different things. A group of around 7, 9&10 year old kids with Autism, it was pretty loud in there. C hates loud noises and crowds so he was a little uncomfortable, trying his best to make small talk with me so no one else tried to talk to him.

Then it happened...I saw a boy across the room notice C. He got right up and made a beeline for him. I held my breath waiting for the awkward moment that was about to happen. He said Hi...C said Hi, and looked up at him, giving him direct eye contact (something that is very difficult for C, and pretty much all kids with autism)...and the boy gave C direct eye contact right back. They continued to lock eyes and proceed to have an actual real conversation for a full 3 min.

That is not the first time C has interacted with another kid like him I'm sure. But, it was the first time I had seen it happen....and it was pretty much one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.