Playing Cards with My Autistic Daughter
Earlier today, my youngest daughter, who is severely autistic, decided to play cards.
Can you believe I used to alphabetize my pantry?
Now, I just try not to fall and break my neck.
On the bright side, the clean up provided some good bonding time for my other daughter and myself.
It's amazing how our children help us grow and change our ways; In my single days, I had all these amazing collectible trinkets, angels, etc….now I find, angel wings without their bodies; heads, my Justinator 5 y/o Autistic son has rearranged things here and there and torna-doed the house in it's entirety; We absolutely understand! It's comforting to hear other parents that go thru the same madness and say; "oh well"…that is a healthy attitude…lol
Except for the part about alphabetizing my pantry (which I have NEVER EVER done), I can relate!
For me…I used to be “a place for everything and everything in its place” sort of person. Yeah right…once I became a mom that was a pipe dream. I’ve learned to live w/it and smile on! I did post this cool big plastic sign on my fridge one day last year, “IMAGINE what a wonderful world this would be if…Everyonen put things back where they belong!” My hubby and kids removed it and set it next to the trashcan. It’s been hidden in the laundry room until this moment! I’m putting it back up today – just for grins, I’ll let you know what happens! Tracey (FamilyLife MomBlog)
lol. Yeah, I’m the same way. My lazy susan was my pride and joy. 🙂
I was NEVER an everything in its place person! I do relate to seeing a newly cleaned room demolished in a few minutes and finding cracked flower pots in the gravel below the deck.
Smiles to all of you! I suppose that must be why moms of young children look down a lot while they walk. 🙂
Never, ever go barefoot in a Lego minefield, that’s my new motto…
I like your motto.
And as for the tornadic effect, it’s all a bit like “redistributing the wealth” of the home, isn’t it?