So did you get anything you weren't expecting for Christmas?
Best teenage kid fit ever
2 weeks ago
Twas the Night Before ChristmasAnd all through the houseThe creatures were stirringYes, even the mouseWe tried melatoninAnd gave a hot bathAsleep early for Christmas?...an unlikely pathThe children were finallyAll nestled in bedWhen visions of ChristmasRan through my OWN headDid I get the right gift?The right color and style?Would there be a blank stareOr even, maybe, a smile?Friends & family comeBut they don't understandThe pleasure he getsJust from bending his hands."Just make him stop it," some say"Just tell him "no",You must learn to be tough.."On, and on they do go...We smile and nodBecause we know deep insideThe debate is mootLet them all take a sideWe know what it's likeTo live with the spectrumThe struggles and triumphsAchievements, regressions….But what some don't knowAnd what some don't seeIs the joy that we feelOver simplicity.He said "hello"!He ate something green!He looked me in my eyesHe did not cause a scene!He peed on the potty!Who cares if he's ten;He stopped saying the same thingAgain and again!"Some others don't realizeJust how we can copeHow we bravely hang onAt the end of our ropeBut what they don't seeIs the joy we can't hideWhen our children with autismMake the tiniest strideWe may look at othersWithout the problems we faceWith envy, with wonder,Or even distaste,What we want them to knowWhat's important to seeIs that children with autismBring simplicity.We don't get excitedOver expensive thingsWe jump for joyWith the progress work bringsChildren with autismTry so hard every dayThat they make us proudMore than words can say.They work even harderThan you or ITo achieve something smallTo reach a star in the skySo to those who don't get itOr can't get a clueTake a walk in our shoesAnd I'll assure you…That even 10 minutesInto the walkYou'll look at us allWith respect, even shock.You will realizeWhat it is we go throughAnd the next time you see usI can assure youThat you won't say a thingYou'll be quiet and learn,Like the years I learned tooWhen the tables were turned.