Post-it Note #35 – “Playing in the Dirt”

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She’s Autistic.  She doesn’t know that tomorrow is her birthday.  All birthdays are the same to her.  There’s cake and we sing and she blows out the candles on everyone’s cake.  And we relight them so the actual birthday person gets to make a wish. Since her birthday is…

Post-it Note #22: Mean Girls

I was recently taking my daughter and her best friend to Girl Scouts when they started talking about another girl at school.  A mean girl.  She’s a mouthy one.  As mean girls usually are.  She’s a tiny little thing not as big as a minute but has an attitude and a mouth the size of…

Post-it Note #20: The Lake Trail

This weekend my fam and I traveled to the beautiful area of Black Mountain, NC.  It’s gorgeous there and our time was wonderful.  Being there is a bunch of us and our oldest daughter is Autistic, we have to really think through family fun.  We don’t do movie theaters as a whole family and we…

Lord of the Mess…Post-it Note #16

We live in the parsonage beside the church that Hubby pastors.  It’s a good size house with lots of space.  But it’s filled with lots of people.  We take up every inch and spill over sometimes.  5 kids, the dogs, bunny rabbits, explosions of toys and laundry.  Good luck finding a place to sit.  A…

Post-it Note #10: The Sting of Life

I’ve had it with insects this week.  Tired of bugs.  A few days ago the family was outside playing frisbee.  My oldest daughter and I were sitting in the grass.  She is Autistic with very limited language, so she never made a sound, but I noticed she flinched.  I looked over at her and there…

Post-it Note #7: What Should We be Thankful for?

Gratitude.  It’s a hard thing to teach to kids.  They are naturally “me-centered” and if their piece of cake is even a smidge smaller than their brother’s piece it doesn’t go unnoticed.  Being thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t have is not just hard on the kids.  It’s hard on…

Post-it Note #6: Stinky Kids!

I love the smell of a newborn baby. When my brood were all babies I would give them a bath and slather them with Johnson’s Baby Lotion. I think it’s one of the sweetest smells on earth. I would just stare through my sleep deprived eyes at the wonder of life. Hold that baby close…