Sunday, December 8, 2013

I have to say that Risperidone is really working for Alex this time. It's not making him lethargic or tamping down his personality like it did when he was younger. He is so happy and pleasant, more focused and able to play appropriately (even on his own), and his verbalizations are amazing! A few minutes ago he said to me "I want to watch something on the Playstation, like my favorite video, Spongebob." This from a kid who used to not be able to tell me he wanted milk! The miserable child who was overwhelmed by his emotions and the sensory onslaught of his world has taken a back seat to the happy, sweet, smart little boy Alex really is. I'm so thankful!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Alex Speaks

My little man has come out with some good ones this morning.

It snowed last night. Alex looked outside, pointed, and said "It is a snowy kingdom."

The Scrabble board was left out last night. Alex was looking at it and said "It doesn't have autism." I said "No, it doesn't. Who has autism?" He said "The Center for ###### ###### (his school)." I said "Yes, they help people who have autism. Do you have autism?" He replied "Yeah." (I was a little surprised by this.) I told him "Yep, and that's OK."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I was just smelling perfume samples that came with a Kohl's flyer and I said to Mike "It's been forever since I wore perfume. Sometimes I miss being a girly girl." Spencer didn't miss a beat: "I prefer you being a MANLY girl!"