Saturday, August 22, 2009
How ironic it is that we watch this movie though. Our dear family dog Sadie is getting up there in age and seeming to have more and more troubles as the days go on. My parents are doing their best to keep her comfortable and like in "Marley & Me" are just waiting for that sign that Sadie has had enough and is ready to be at peace. I guess in some way watching "Marley & Me" was a good teaching opportunity for Doug and I as parents to prepare Airen for the day he goes to Naw & Pop-pop's and Sadie isn't there. As parents you don't want to discuss death with your children but for us I think the movie was a good lead into what could be in our near future. Airen didn't want to go to sleep alone in his bed. Instead he crawled into my lap and I held him like a baby until he fell asleep. I have the most loving and compassionate little boy!!!
Just yet another reason I love Autism!! Just when I don't think Airen understands something he goes and does something like tonight and reminds me that he's just like any other child around just with a few more bumps in the road we travel.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Compliments of www.85239.com. You can see the full article there. Airen took place in a dance class in July. Surprisingly he had a BLAST!!! Thursday was the last class and a reporter came to do a piece on our class. The kids didn't quite understand what the reporter was doing and really didn't care as they only wanted to get dancing. As a parent to see this article and see the video above I am beyond proud of my son and all his hard work. Its amazing to see these kids come together and have fun and learn to dance!!!