Wordless Wednesday: My spot!

Boom: I caught this sneaky cat trying to get a place at dinner at my grandparents' (Valerie's in-laws) family Christmas Eve celebration in 2013.

try not to panic

Earlier this week i showed photos of the mess of writing an article on spec. 
And today i realized that, after intense (for me) work of 6months -

Rising to the challenges of a kid with autism is largely a matter of trying to see things as the kid might.  i feel like i'm constantly trying to end-run him, get whereever it is first.
Here is the Autism Society of America's latest list of hints.  There's a dozen of them, and they all come down to communicating and taking things slow & calm.