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We have moved.

We have finally moved to our new site. Please note the new address. Re-direct your bookmarks to: http://lostandtired.com

Please move with me. I hope to see you all there.

LT

Blogger isn’t going to work. So never mind.

Blogger isn’t going to work. So wordpress it is. I’ll self host at a later date.

My wife has a new examiner article up.

My wife has a new article up at the examiner.com. Please give her a click. It’s a great article and each click helps pay the bills and support our family. Here is the short link: Cleveland Examiner.com.

Thanks

LT

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Maybe we aren’t so different.

A friend sent me a message on Facebook today. She had some information she thought we might be able to use. I was touched by the gesture but what really hit was what she said later. I’ll share that in a minute.

I have said many times that I wish people understood what it was like to be in our shoes. She responded to that honestly by saying, ” I cant say that I understand completely except from one parent to another your happy when they are happy, you laugh when they laugh, you cry when they cry because you love them so much. ”

That statement really hit me. If more people felt that way then maybe we could bridge the gap. Maybe we wouldn’t have to feel so isolated. People wouldn’t have to walk in our shoes to show or feel compassion for our children. They would just understand on a basic human level. Our kids are hurting so we hurt. On that level who couldn’t relate? Clearly we have different challenges but we all love and support our kids. We all hurt when our children hurt. Maybe we aren’t so different after all.

LT

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Random Emmett John

Emmett John is hiding from me. Do you know where he is?

LT

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Toy Story 3 and the aspergers child

We just got back and the movie was good. Gavin would have never have made it through the first 20 mins. Way to intense for an aspergers child with anxiety issues. We have been doing this for so long now we look at each other at the same time and say Gavin would be freaking out right now.

As a special needs parent knowing your child’s limitations become second. We don’t even realize we are doing it most of the time. I think it’s one of those things nature adds to our pile of resources. Lizze and I both knew we made a good choice to send Gavin somewhere else after the movie was done. Elliott Richard and Emmett John were fine. Er made it through the whole movie and wanted to go again. EJ got tired the last 10 minutes or so. Gavin would not have made it at all. Maybe when it comes out on Blu-Ray he can watch it. If he’s sitting at home where he knows he’s safe he might be ok. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Just be careful if your thinking of taking your aspergers or high anxiety child to the movie. It gets pretty intense and I know it would have been way to much for our aspy. Great movie just not very sensory friendly.

LT

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Toy Story 3 here we come

We are off to see Toy Story 3. Gavin is on his way with Grandpa to go visit Great Grandma Gene. Gavin cannot sit through a movie at the theater (probably a sensory related thing) so it really is unfair of us to make him go just so we can all do something as a family. He’ll have a blast with Grandpa so I don’t feel so bad.

Maybe I’ll try to get him to a dollar movie this summer and see how he does. I would love to see a movie with him again. The last one we went to was “Over The Hedge” and Gavin was freaked out by the “hedge” not the scary bear. We get up and leave every time. But I like trying every once in a while because he really wants to go. He just can’t handle it.

Anyways I’ll let you know how it goes with a 4year old and a 2 year old.

LT

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