A GREAT DAY!!! Monday, Jun 15 2009 

saturday was one of those “just shoot me” days. Ahmed was being mean to his brother most of the day.. sometimes he just wants to fight!

Today, Sunday was a REALLY great day! we took my daughter to the french quarter for a birthday lunch (she made 16 today) Ahmed behaved himself so well at the restuarant ( I fed him before we went there so he wouldn’t be impatient) I was soooooo Proud today.. then we went to my friend Annette’s house, her son has Aspergers and he is 7. they were throwing a end of school year party and there was a really good turn out.. waterslide and pool + food = FUN. Ahmed did really well there with all the other kids as he does like to play.. he only had one minor meltdown that didn’t last long so I am so happy for that also.. he was having so much fun we stayed till after 9 p.m. tonight and as I mentioned before.. he is still fully wide awake and on a roll.. his brother who is also 7 has already passed out yet Ahmed is still bouncing off the walls.. so it is now 11 p.m. and i’ll give him his sleepy meds so we can all sleep tonight.. my sister and her son are flying in tomorrow morning. will try to update as much as possible this week.

 thanks for continuing to read everyone!


Wishes Friday, Jun 12 2009 

I’m gonna make this one about wishes…

I wish my son didn’t have to have meltdowns over the smallest things like blowing bubbles.. it’s not that he can’t blow them.. it’s that he runs out of bubbles and doesn’t understand that things come to an end.. then the meltdown starts. there is NO in between with Ahmed. it’s either “broke” or “fixed” or” ALL OUT”. I can not explain to him in any manner that he can understand that there is a “later” or “we can get more” or “go another day” it is what it is.. it’s what’s right HERE and right NOW.. we are working on it though, maybe his brain will mature over the summer. he was very hyper today, not too many meltdowns..

he made something out of styrofoam pieces he tore up and placed them all in a pattern on the sofa and said “I Made Balloon” it was cute, I made sure I got a picture of that one.

 Over the last couple days we have been swimming at the swim club alot and Ahmed has learned how to jump into the water from the side of the pool (with floaties on of course) and we met a young man 21 years old there who is severely autistic.. he speaks well.. socially withdrawn though.. he was with his PCA. I was happy to see him there and hopefully we can get to know him better….