Monday, January 27, 2014

My Acceptance Speech & Karaoke for Winning Parents Mag Best on FB Award... :-)

Hey guys,

So earlier in the month on my Autism Daddy Facebook Page I was pestering all my followers to vote for me in the Parents Magazine Social Media Awards.  I was up for “Best on Facebook”

And if you didn't hear already they announced the winners on the Parents.com site today and I won!

So consider the following my acceptance speech…



I’d like to thank the Academy for this prestigious honor…

The vote was extremely close with another Facebook page called

Friday, January 24, 2014

Our Nice New Morning Routine...All Thanks To A New Med...

Fri 8:07am -- Just got the wife & king off to school. We've had a real nice routine in the mornings the past couple of weeks. 

All thanks to a new medicine the Kyle is taking. 

Let me explain. 

Kyle is now taking a very small dose of a medicine called "synthroid" because he appears to have

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Some Typical Moments During a Tuesday Dinner

Tues 7:03pm -- With all the day to day craziness that goes on around here sometimes we need to take a step back and look at what is going on right in front of our eyes with Kyle. 

Here's 2 quick videos that show TONS. 

In them you'll see Kyle sitting at the end of his dinner and playing with his iPad.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sun afternoon tales -- Swim, Costco & Pee

Sun afternoon -- So the king & I went to Costco this afternoon. I know what you're thinking "Costco on a Sunday afternoon with an autistic kid, you're crazy!"

And to that I say, yes I am crazy sometimes I like to tempt fate and enter Costco on a weekend afternoon or as I like to call it..."the belly of the beast"

Anyway Kyle was having a good day so far and I was on my own with him today since the wife was visiting some old college friends. 

Sometimes being out, anywhere is better than being home for

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Talking Babies & Trusting Toddlers -- 3 Things I Noticed About Typical Kids



(originally written & published on January 15, 2014)


I've joked before about how the wife and I kid around sometimes and say things like "did you see that talking baby at the party earlier?  she was all talking & stuff.  she thinks she's hot sh-t..."


And I've written before about how I'm not sure how great a "typical parent" (read) I would've been.


But the past week it's really hit home how unfamiliar I am with typical kids and what typical kids are capable of.   I mean Kyle is 10, and as y'all know completely non verbal.  I guess I kinda know what a typical 10 year old would be like, but these babies & toddlers... they're so freaking advanced!  I had no idea!  LOL


There were 3 things that happened this week that made me think about all this...


1) I was at the diner with my mom yesterday morning before working after taking her for some medical tests.  And there was a baby in the diner.  Had to be maybe 9 months? (definitely under a year old)  I walk in and he was all "da da da da da" and guess what

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