Archive for October 2011

Things I Never Expected to Say or Do

My 11 year old adopted son with sensory integration dysfunction is not THAT much different from a “normal” kid, except he takes everything “to 11”.  If you are a fan of Spinal Tap, you will get that reference.  If you have never heard of “This is Spinal Tap”, stop reading this post right now, go order “This is Spinal Tap” from Netflix... Read more »

I'll Eat the Omelette

My husband, Martin, and I have been together for 33 years, except for the 15 months that we were apart in the 1980’s. I was in Chicago and Martin was in Chesterfield, England, awaiting his visa approval into the US. But that’s a whole other blog post. The thing that first attracted us to one another and that which... Read more »

Rose Colored Glasses Might Just Be the Ticket for My Kid

In the never ending quest to find another piece in the puzzle that will enable my 11 year old adopted son to be a reasonable human being, I am having him tested for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. I know you are all thinking, what the hell is that? I became aware of it, just last week, through my Sensory... Read more »
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Controlled Destruction is Better Than Wanton Destruction

Wanton.  Reckless, heedless, with utter disregard for consequences.  Such a great word and one that I rarely use.  But it is exactly the right word to describe my 11 year old son with proprioceptive processing disorder.  Through no fault of his own, he is constantly crashing into things, destroying things, applying too much pressure when he... Read more »