Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Oh Jim Perdue

Dear Mr. Perdue,

May I call you Jim? I feel like we're close like that since my son has eaten your Perdue Baked Chicken Breast Tenderloins for lunch and dinner. It's the only protein he gets some days.

You see, Jim, Boy Wonder has Autism. He is a very selective eater. Your chicken tenderloins made it past his extensive screening process. So imagine my dismay, when I have been unable to find them in the 4 local food stores that I stalk look for your product in. I'm a resourceful kind of girl so I went and checked your website and found the product is no longer listed there.

Well Jim, Boy Wonder hasn't eaten any chicken in 3 days. I tried your other products and he will have nothing to do with them.  I am currently contemplating cheating on you. I may have to go to Whole Paycheck and buy the only other brand I know he will eat.

But ya know what Jim? Life's tough enough for us. I'm sure I'm not the only Autism Mama who has a kid who would only eat those chicken tenderloins.  Could you please please bring them back? Please? I've attached a picture below just so you know exactly which product Boy Wonder enjoys.

I hope we can continue our relationship, Jim.


Boy Wonder's Mom

Sunday, May 8, 2011

For My Kids on Mother's Day

Editor's Note: I wrote this post last Mother's Day. It's still relevant. I've only updated the pictures.

For the one who is proving the doctors wrong.

For the one who makes me laugh till I have tears streaming down my face.

For the one who was a total utter surprise but is a joyous smiley baby.

For making me a better person because really you have shown me what matters.
For teaching me what love is really all about.
For the smiles, giggles and utter silliness.
For sleepy hugs.
For I love yous.
For a reason to get up in the morning.
For showing me what real determination  is to each of you.
For the everyday gift of being your Mommy.
I love each and everyone one of you for exactly who you are at this very moment.
Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

I Will NOT

let you limit his future.

let you fail to help him realize his full potential.

let you warehouse him till he ages out.

ever stop fighting for him.

ever stop loving him.

stop fighting for his right to be himself.

I won't stop ever EVER.

Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down No I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin me down
gonna stand my ground
... and I won't back down

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Monday, May 2, 2011

Swinging To His Own Beat

I took this picture yesterday afternoon as my kids enjoyed their new swingset after weeks of rain and mud. They are all laughing and having a grand time.

When my girls are older, I want them to look at this picture and celebrate their brother's differences. He may not always go in the direction we want him to go in but he gets where he needs to be in his own sweet time. 

And wouldn't the world be a boring boring place if we were all exactly the same?