Taking Suggestions

on a new blog name. Now that Reed has completed Kindergarten, it seems like I should have a new name. But I am stuck. I’ve been trying to come up with something witty for the past hour, with no success.

Help!

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Some random thoughts on blogging

So I recently discovered that a mom I “know” through an online community, and whose blog I happened upon recently, reads another blog I adore. What a small world, huh? Isn’t it funny how this whole autism blogging thing brings together all of us who would ordinarily have no idea the others existed. Ok, maybe it’s just me. I thought it was kinda cool.

So when I noticed the other day just how long it’s been since I blogged last (sorry ’bout that), it got me thinking a lot about my blog. So I have a little poll for you:

  1. Why did you decide to start a blog? Was there one you read that got you interested? Did you have something you just HAD to get off your chest? What was your catalyst?
  2. Do your family and friends know about your blog? Do you let them read it? Have you ever wished they didn’t?
  3. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  4. What is your favorite thing about your favorite blog?

Ok, enough nosy questions from me. I’m just trying to gauge how weird I am, LOL.

Lost focus

I have no reasonable excuse for where I’ve been. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to blog about. Owen has finally conquered his eating issues, and is talking like mad. I should be writing volumes about this. Reed has finished Kindergarten, and will be entering the gifted class for First grade full time in the fall. That should be cause for celebration. I’m not really sure why I haven’t been moved to talk about it until now. I’ve just been a bit pre-occupied lately.

So on to the good stuff. Let’s start with Reed. He finished Kindergarten with flying colors. His report card showed improvement in every single category (especially the social skills). Because some of the Kindergarten classes are integrated with 1st grade, his school doesn’t do Kindergarten graduation. I was a little disappointed, but I’ll get over it. I don’t think Reed would have enjoyed it as much as I would anyway. He was less than thrilled at pre-k gradutation last year. A little too chaotic and unpredictable, despite the numerous practice runs they did beforehand. But Kindergarten is a big step, and there ought to be something to mark it’s completion.

Reed spent last weekend at Papa and Nana’s again. It went much better this time. I explained to her ahead of time (again, but this time she listened a little better) about his need for structure and routine. Apparently they got the hint, because the weekend went off without a hitch. They even called me mid visit, to proclaim how fabulously he was behaving. What a relief. My wonderful little sister (the much-revered “Auntie”) came over to help me capitalize on his absense and try to bring some order to my chaotic house.

And now on to the even better news. Owen is talking! Seriously, totally vocal. Woo. Hoo. I cannot begin to express to you what a relief it is that all of a sudden, about 3 weeks ago, Owen started talking and he hasn’t looked back. The same week that he started talking, he also started eating. I have no earthly idea what was holding him up all these months, but who really cares? There is no feeling better than the first time your baby says sleepily “lev ooo” as he blows you kisses at bedtime.

I really can’t top that. Quite frankly, who could?