Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Survival 2016

Hello everyone!

Wow. See how happy that beginning was? Last year at this time I was so stressed because it was summer and there were so little things to do to get us out of the house. Boog was bored and I felt majorly isolated.

So what's made this summer different?

One four-letter word. No, not one of those words! Geez, this is a family blog ya know (Hahahaha I can be so immature and I love it).

No, the four-letter word is CAMP!

We found an amazing local camp for special needs children. I couldn't have dreamed up a better place. The staff and volunteers are so caring, the other kids are sweet and Boog loves it. Best part? He's interacting with other kids and making friends!

I mentioned before camp that I worry about peer-to-peer interaction with Boog over the summer because he's an only child. The camp staff is so wonderful that they have made sure to send me pictures and tell me stories about Boog's day and when he plays with other kids.

Any parent of a special needs child will tell you we get bad news more often than you ever think, but it's not bad news like other parents have to deal with. We get the bad news that our child isn't doing something they should be able to do, can't do something other kids do, or they're having behavior issues because of one of those issues. You almost get numb to the bad news, but it will always sting.

Every day I drive Boog to camp he gets more and more excited the closer we get. He has the biggest smile when he walks in. When I come to pick him up, he's always happy. Every day someone tells me how sweet Boog is, how much they love having him at camp, how he tried something new. I can't tell you how absolutely amazing getting good news daily is. It's a feeling deep inside like your heart smiles. It's like years of worry shed away a little bit. It's beautiful.

I hope all of you are blessed enough to have a camp for special needs children near you. There are so many reasons they deserve to have a fun and happy summer just like any child.

Have fun!
-Boog's Mommy


Here is Boog on the playground with a new friend!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Rejection 2016

I like to think I'm progressive. I wouldn't call myself a liberal or a democrat, but a lot of things I agree with are on that side. What I can definitely tell you is that I cannot relate to Hillary Clinton and I trust her about as much as I could pick her up and throw her. That's saying a lot because my upper body strength is basically non-existent.

Just about everything written about any of the candidates is biased and I'm well aware of this. I did, however, read an interesting article about Hillary's past. Apparently a meme was created, went viral and brought her past into view.

I fully admit I am not an informed voter. What I know is what I catch on tv before leaving or on the radio before I change the station lol. I had no idea Hillary had anything to do with Watergate, much less that she was fired from its Investigation Committee.

I'm including this on my blog because this election does have something to do with special needs. There are constant budget cuts on programs that provide services for the disabled and I don't think enough attention is being given to discover ways to assist people with Autism. The next president can either make that better, or keep it going in the wrong direction.

Anyway, here's that meme (and another I thought was funny) and a link explaining why she was fired and shows that lying seems to be really easy for Mrs. Clinton:

Brutal Meme Exposes Disturbing History of Hillary Clinton

I'm including this just because it's funny and so true:

I have no idea what a $600 haircut is. Do they clean your house and car while you get the haircut?!

Just keepin in real,
Boog's Mommy

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