SLEEP. We have always been blessed here. MM is one of the rare ASD kids who sleeps. Well, she WAS one of the rare ones. She has been off school since Wednesday. I am used to her getting up early. She goes to be around 6:30pm, gets up between 6-6:30am. She also sometimes gets up at 5:30 when I am getting ready for work. However, everyday that she has been off, she has gotten up succeedingly earlier. Yes, today it was FOUR AM! Yes, 4AM on a Sunday! I hope this is just a fluke & that the cold she has is bothering her along with messed up routine & Mommy being "sick" all week. We bought her a light up LED clock for her room and told her she should sleep until 6:30AM. I hope this works. If not, I am going to have to start going to bed at 8pm so I can get 8 hours of sleep. YUCK. I already go to bed around 9 or 9:30pm cause I have to get up for work at 5:15. I just do not function well without decent sleep. YAWN. I am ready for bed now...
This is our little family's journey. MM (our only daughter) has mild cerebral palsy & autism spectrum disorder. She also has an undiagnosed auto immune disorder.
Come with us as we are learning to cope, navigating the system and riding the rollercoaster of having a child with special needs with a large amount of humor & sarcasm thrown in.
Life was all fun & games TILL THE SHORTBUS pulled up in front of our house...
From Wikipedia "Short Bus"
Short buses can be used by smaller school districts on routes with few students to pick up. However, a more prominent use is to transport small numbers of children to and from vocational school, or schools for children with emotional disorders or mental disabilities. Because of this second use of the buses, "taking the short bus" or other phrases to that effect has become a pejorative slang term used to imply that someone has a mental retardation or emotional problems.
I am a mom, a wife, a professional snot getter. I am blessed to have a wonderful mother who watches my daughter whenever I work and does all of the "extras" that MM needs. I am considered a "damn yankee" since I have lived in the south for 14 years now. I will always be a buckeye (a useless nut) at heart. It took me a long time to adjust to southern life, but I like it.