Not sure how this is going to work out. I added more pictures this time – one from now and one from the year I started this blog. I wanted to see how much they’ve changed.
My baby boy. Yeah I know he wasn’t even a sparkle in MD’s eye when this blog was born, but I didn’t want him to feel left out
This child is so amazing. He’s so smart and aware and cautious. He loves music and the military and movies….. He’s a very soft hearted kiddo who would gladly give you the last piece. He’s my little goof, and also my little scholar. He gets straight A’s and I know he’s only in 3rd grade and that isn’t very hard, but it IS hard for third graders. I’m very proud of him. I don’t do homework with him either. All on his own. He’s only missed 2 words all year on the spelling test. And shit, these are words I can’t spell lol.
All this to say he’s a neat little guy who deals with too much shit already but yet still gives his all. I’ll get into his condition here in a bit. His asessment/summary came yesterday and I need to read over it.
Wow, what a beautiful little girl she is. Always has been. This little one is my sunshine. Everything is possible and shitting rainbows around this one. Heart of pure gold. I haven’t known anyone as kind as she is. How she’s mine, I’ll never know. She’ll do some of the dishes behind my back so the boys don’t have as much to do. I know she does this, but I won’t call her for it. I think it’s sweet but I damn sure hope the boys realize it.
She’s almost 12. Again, wow. Going to be a teenager soon and I’m still not worried. I don’t think she’s the kind to give us too much grief. Hope not anyway.
She’s also getting straight A’s so far. She is on the path to college and has $13 saved for it. She knows that she will have to get scholarships when she’s older because we won’t have as many kids and be as poor. Fingers crossed please. Told her she was too young to worry about it in middle school, but she said it will be practice for high school. And she’s right. I just heart her.
Whew, I remember those days – on the left there. This little guy was hell on wheels. He was every bit of his multiple diagnosis. He had so much trouble it was very scary to think of him growing up and moving out on his own.
But now….. gawd. This kid has evolved so much. He has taught himself the behaviors that he sees everyone else using. That’s brilliant for a spectrum kiddo. That’s what he has to do to survive. He’s still not 100% there, but wow is he trying. Just like SHeldon, he’ll constantly ask – is that sarcasm? is your face angry? was that a joke? are you serious? Just too hard to instinctively know this shit. He wasn’t born with those instincts. Those nuances of unwritten rules and morality codes and all that jazz – he has to learn them all as if he were an alien from another planet having to learn our ways and customs and languages and on and on. He knew nothing. Like God forgot to pack the bananas in his lunch before he sent him to Earth – so he’s been buying his own.
He’s very smart in certain areas, and then he struggles with others. Subjective shit throws him off every time – so social studies is out. So is science – but only at this age level. Up to now, science has been a very hard class for him because the information they must learn is presented in a social studies like format. I told him once high school hits and he gets to take biology and chemistry and etc - it’ll be a whole new ball game. It’ll morph into something more similar to math – and he ‘gets’ math. I worry for him, but he’s made me proud and astonished a great deal so far. Let’s hope he continues.
This guy. This guy is one of a kind. Would ask Santa for presents for his brothers when he was little. Helps look after the little ones now. Takes them to DQ and the park. He takes them to school every day. He takes care of himself for the most part. He is a slob. A total slob. But considering his older brothers, I guess that’s normal.
He’s been dating the same girl for about 8-9 months now. Watching him in a relationship just makes me all the more proud of him. He watches over her. He treats her like a princess. He brushes her hair and rubs her feet, for Gawd’s sake. He’s the kind of man we’re all looking for. Smart funny and kind.
He wants to be a medical examiner. Yuck. But hey, whatever floats his boat. I think he’d be a great nurse, but what do I know?
My artist. He’s in his 3rd year at MWSU, and he’s doing fantastic. He’s probably going to have to move to find decent work, but as long as he visits, I guess he has to do what he has to do. The rest of them better not scatter like roaches or I’ll be pissed.
Anyway, MB2 is very unique. He loves Magic, comics, animation…… I know he wants to be an illustrator, i just hope he finds work doing what he loves.
He dates every now and again. He currently is dating a young lady that seems very nice. I hope it works out, he gets bummed when they don’t. Then again, if it ain’t meant to be…..
He was picked to be an RA next year, which means he’ll be living in the dorms again – free this time. He’s excited. They put him in charge of the honors art dorms, and he’s thrilled to death. I hope he continues to knock it out of the park. It’s nice to not have to worry about someone.
My oldest. Heir to all I don’t have. Poor guy. He’s still working at the plant, still making decent money, still dating J, still living with the guys – only they moved to a different apartment. He’s doing well. Not sure if he’s paying his bills, but he still has his car, so I guess so. He claims to be going back to school in the fall, but he’s said that before. I hope he does. Or I hope he busts his ass enough to get promoted to the white shirt side of the house instead of the blue collar meat makers.
He’s 22 now. Wow. I have a 22 year old. He could get married at any time and start popping out babies. Wonderful. Let’s hope he waits awhile. He doesn’t visit as much as I’d like, and he rarely calls. Good thing he lives in town or else we’d never talk to him. I miss having him around. This is going to really suck to have my kids move out and away on me. Really suck.
My husband. That’s Bana he’s holding about 11 years ago. Aren’t they precious? She sure loved/loves her daddy. And that’s him on the right. Thin, tan, handsome. Why he’s with the Great White Woman is beyond me. But he is. And I love him fiercely. More than I ever did when we first married. More than I did when we remarried. Unless he leaves me, then I kill him.
He’s doing well at the cable place. Checks are decent with summer approaching. Thought winter was going to kill us. At least we know it gets tight during the colder months. Good to know.
He wants to move back to FL so badly, but the kids are planting roots here the longer we stay, and I am not leaving my babies. Maybe someday when my hair is blue and his is white we can play snowbirds each year. Until then, we visit.
Well, that’s me when this bitch started. Ian asked why I had an Afro. Sweet kid. And that’s me this morning. I even smiled for you! My hair is crazed, but I really don’t give shit right now. I will later and take it down, but for now – it’s up.
Today is a better day. I am feeling really lucky to have what I have. Blessed to have what I have. Blessed to be who I am. Blessed to have people in my life that love me. Blessed to have all of you that are very dear to me. Blessed to have my mind and body relatively healthy. Blessed to have a roof and food and all that jazz. I’d be really blessed with a tummy tuck, but I can wait.
You know how I’m doing. I tell you every day whether you like it or not. Today I am happy. I am over the moon. Tomorrow is another day, another story – so for now, I enjoy today.
Enjoy your weekend.