Category: Being a Parent

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Boys will be awesome

This kid right here…   My heart. I thought I would be getting all weepy in this season of lasts. His last team dinner at our house, his last cross country meet, his last awards night. These events are scheduled to happen in the next few days but I’m not feeling that sense of grief I thought I would. Liam has been working hard on his college applications with little input from myself. He’s taking...

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Summer of Adventure

This was going to be the Summer of Adventure, of Making Memories, or at the very least, Getting Out of the House. Let me start by saying that my threshold for adventure is quite low. While I’m pretty sure my siblings have all jumped out of airplanes and such, I tend to think adventure is sneaking off to the beach alone in the dead of winter while the kids are at school and the toursits...

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The Making of a Man

I’m parenting in a different stage right now. Aidan will always require lots of hands on care and attention. But for the moment I’m focused on the making of a man. I won’t say that Liam has been set aside all these years as we’ve been so engrossed with Aidan’s care, because I don’t believe he has been. Suddenly, though, the time of Liam’s leaving feels too close. Sure, I’ve still got two years but...

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This Side of the Grass

There have been several articles written on what we, the parents of kids with special needs, wish you, the others, knew about our lives. These two articles cover a lot of ground that I firmly agree with. I want to add my own two cents, and I’m only speaking for myself. Please don’t say, “I don’t know how you do it” or “I just couldn’t do what you do.” ┬áHere’s the truth, you would rise...