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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Dipping myself into the shallow end of the pond today. I throw off the leaden shackles of despair because things are 180 degrees improved with the House communication. Natty makes the calls and we have… a conversation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which I, finally, end because….I am out of stuff to ask!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He says “Good bye”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A kid who could not answer yes or no at 4.

Development, good school program, lots of love, air and water and sunlight and THEY GROW AND IMPROVE. Forget the actual diagnosis. It’s only a word.

I kick the soapbox out from under my feet and continue:

Ned’s working from home, it is sunny enough for a run or ride, my class went well yesterday, Nat was okay on the phone. The fragile balance holds, ever important to a Libra.

So my light thoughts turn to TCBB: Taking Care of Business, Babe. School newsletter. Autism Book 2 interviews. Keep Beastie bouncy. Get Max to grunt a little about his day. Quality time with Ned. Bike to repair shop (Mr. Y has a sudden and mysterious flat tire, oh the betrayal!) Getting my new computer, with the educator’s discount(!) (Precious only has 9 letters on her keyboard. Her lid cannot shut. She is slow and creaky. But she is like an old friend. She helped me write MPWA and Dirt: A Story of Gardening, Mothering, and Midlife Crisis. How can I junk her?

Oh, but I can. I am going to have to upgrade because, well, it’s time.) And if I sell Dirt — which is at the fourth editor now, the first three having declined — I will get the upgraded MacBook modded cotton candy pink (thanks for the suggestion, Max!)


Great news about the communication. Conversations with your son, what a concept (Right now I’m very happy about “cupcake? cupcake? cupcake?”, so that’s something to look forward to)

Ooooh… now I want a MacBook. I’m very jealous and trying to think of ways to justify buying a laptop.

— added by Mom to JBG on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 7:14 pm

That’s a pink laptop!

What word processing software do you use?

— added by Someone Said on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Words are important and words from your son Nat are supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!!

— added by Dori on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:27 am

I am so glad that your communication with the house is better! And wow! What an awesome conversation with Nat!! Ours are still mostly scripted, but it is getting there. Thank you for this post. Looking forward to hearing more of what is on Nat’s mind.

— added by Amy on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 5:41 am

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