Everyday is a day of lessons in our house. It does not matter if it is a school day or not someone is learning something. This week the lessons that have been learned were not academic, but rather life lessons. My son came home this week to tell me all about his new friend at church. He told me that he and his new friend have so much in common. I was curious what all he was referring to. He told me that both he and his friend have people from the state who come by their house to check up on them to make sure they are safe. At this point I was intrigued. I inquired as to what else they had in common and he let me know that they have both had a rough couple of years. [Read more…]
We took a trip to Washington for J’s 10th Birthday. We were able to spend 4 days in our Nations Capitol and we saw as many sites as we could. The Metro was a bit of an overwhelming undertaking, but J got used to it after about the 5th trip. Teddy went with us throughout the city and was caught misbehaving a few times. All in all I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderfully behaved J was. I think the only think that really had J upset through the whole trip was how TSA handled his bag on the way home. A tin spirograph set cause the TSA agents some concern so they went through all of J’s carryons. He was nervous and shaking from the agents manhandling his possessions. I had to explain to the agent that my son has Aspergers and is very protective, and to J that the agent was just doing his job. The agent cleared his bags and we were good to board. J learned that sometimes people have to invade our space. The trip was amazing despite that one hiccup. Here are some pictures from our trip.