Monthly Archives: May 2011

An 11th Birthday


Today – a post about the one who doesn’t get mentioned all that much here.  Sophie.  We are about to celebrate her and her 11th birthday this weekend. I am so excited to make her a party and a cake, and shower her with too many gifts. Sophie’s birthday has […]

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This so doesn’t suck


I am stealing that phrase from someone else as it fits what I want to write about today.  I wonder is these thoughts will come out right on paper (virtual paper, that is) as for once I am not sure if I have the words. I have always been a […]

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What to wear, What to wear


Today we have Max’s IEP meeting … quite possibly, 3 of scariest letters in the English language for much of mankind.  I will dispense with the definitions and restrain myself from giving a dissertation on the subject in lieu of a light-hearted look at the inner workings of my brain. […]

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A good doctor


I tried to do an informal calculation today and figured, without exaggeration, that since Max was born, we have visited about 100 different doctors from Maine to St. Louis. They all have different letters after their names, different specialties and different insurance codes.  Almost all of them have one thing […]

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Max colored glasses


I need more peeps who have kids with disabilities.  I need to add a few to the mix. There is nothing wrong with the friends I have – I enjoy them, I love them, and I know I can count on them, spend time with them, have fun with them and […]

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Can there be defining moment for a 7 year old?


We live in a neighborhood with many children, but for a variety of reasons they haven’t much played casually outside together… until now.  The upside of this is that inside is easier for Max –  playing outside is hard for him.  It is frustrating and stressful when it is supposed […]

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Can we be there when they fall?


Every parent probably wishes to be right next to their children when they fall and get hurt. I really never believe people when they profess that tough love is the way to parent. Mistakes will happen, and lessons will be learned – but don’t you wish they could be learned […]

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Land of the Feet People


Let me begin by saying that I feel a bit guilty that I only write about Max.  Of course, there is always Sophie and Hun and all the rest of the folks I love… but somehow they rarely get a part in this show.  I concluded over my first of […]

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Back to Blogging


I am writing for the first time in a million years because I have so much on my mind… it’s all Max all the time. Yesterday, I concluded that I have a 7-year-old, 2-year-old – but mind you, not in a bad way.  Max has been somewhat asleep at the […]

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