Thursday, December 23, 2010

I have been sadly neglecting this blog

Anyway,  on Dec 4th we had dinner at Little Man's godparents and our wee Lamb was being held by her Uncle Jeebus when she reached towards me and said, "MumMuma."

It was so distinct and did not seem to be related to food and I commented on it to make sure everyone else had heard.

Since then she has been saying that and "Dada" at T. and myself on a regular basis!!!

And here's a video of her working on standing in the crib:

Also, we took some family photos and this is the one we chose for our Xmas cards - though since I did them late - they are only going to family since I can deliver them in person...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Good and the Bad

The Good:

Lambikins pulled herself to a stand all by herself in her crib last night!!!  Unfortunately I did not get a pic of the event but I'll post a cute pic of her I took the other day...

The Bad:

Little Man has been having issues with acting out at school, dealing with being bullied and now, apparently, bullying someone else.

He wrote a very inappropriate note this week and I had a call from the VP about it. Last time I spoke to the VP it was about ANOTHER note he wrote a few wks ago.

The first note was a list of swear words. Little Man said he wrote them down to prove that he knew them because some of the other boys were picking on him because he wasn't "saying swears."

The second note really disturbed me because he wrote about doing violence against another child.

When Little Man comes home today I am going to have to have a serious talk with him.

I am feeling really exasperated.

I get confused as to how much of this is or could be related to his autism and how much is just him being an 8-year-old boy.

And the bizarre thing is, Little Man is one the smallest kids in his class (of the boys AND the girls).

I have been thinking about looking into having him switch schools, but there are bullies and bad influences EVERYWHERE.

Little Man asked if I could home-school him but I don't know that I would consider that an option for him or not... I don't know that I have the patience for that and then I would worry about the lessened socialization since that is so important for a child on the spectrum.

Right now I am just LOST!

But here's a pic of my Little Man that I took the other day:

(see how adorable he is?)