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Autism Awareness Month: Day number AWESOME!

Posted: April 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Autism | Tags: #Judahthetank, Autism, Autism Awareness Month, Birth to Three, FTW, Goals, Lincoln, Lincolnton and Wy, SAHM, Wyatt | 7 Comments »

Yesterday everyone woke up at 6am.

That might not sound early, but trust me, it’s early.

On school days I slowly roll out of bed trying not to disturb His Royal Highness Judah the Tank so I can get the coffee going before I wake up Lincoln and Wyatt at 7:00.

Yesterday it was three boys, all screaming and crying and whining and Yogidad running out the door as I tried to open my eyes and assess the situation, sans coffee.

Oh, and did I mention I was up until 1:30am nursing HRHJTT?


So we stumbled through the morning milk routine and slowly got breakfast going and then slowly got everyone dressed and then things started to happen.

Good things. Things that we don’t usually see in this house.

Exhibit A: Playing with a toy. Like actually taking a toy off of the toy shelf and bringing it over tot he coffee table and playing with it in the way it was intended. In this case it was the Leap Frog Cook and Play Potsy and they took the different foods out of the pot, put them back in, stirred the pot with the spoon and then put on the lid! I almost passed out from the awesomeness.

Not impressed? What about this?

Exhibit B: Lincoln dragging me by the hand to the door and putting my hand on the doorknob after I put on his coat. This might be no big thing to everyone else, but for Lincoln to drag me, to another room, to get me to do something? That’s communication folks! He knew it was almost time to go and he knew the next step was to go out the door and he knew we do that by using the doorknob. Brilliant.

Cloud. Nine.

Yesterday was a good day and today has kind of gone the same way. More playing with Potsy, this morning included Wyatt naming the veggies as he pulled them out of the pot, sure the Tomato was called “A” (he thinks it’s an apple) and the cheese is just “ch” but he’s getting it. Lincoln pulled me by the hand into the bedroom to read the alphabet to him off of a toy…this is progress!

And Judah? Well his new thing is to put his head on a pillow and “pretend” to go to sleep. Then he pops up and laughs. It’s cute, even after 10 or so times. Note to Judah: go to sleep!

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7 Comments on “Autism Awareness Month: Day number AWESOME!”

  1. 1 Sarah V said at 1:43 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    This is an awesome update! Yay boys!!! Oh, can you send Tess the memo on sleep as well??

  2. 2 Colleen said at 4:16 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    Erin, This is so exciting! I'm so glad that you've had such an awesome couple of days!!

  3. 3 erinclot said at 7:53 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    It all seems so normal and then I'm like "OMG look at this it's so amazing!!!!!" and then they just go on their way like I'm crazy. I love these boys.

  4. 4 alicia said at 8:33 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    awesome, awesome, awesome! it's amazing how the simplest things to most can mean so much to us. you must be so proud!

  5. 5 erinclot said at 9:41 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    Proud doesn't begin to describe!

  6. 6 Jen - Life With Levi said at 10:11 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    That's so awesome!! Yay!!

  7. 7 erinclot said at 10:40 pm on April 20th, 2011:

    I think the aides both got a bit of an earful listening to me go on and on…

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