Too Hot To Handle!

I’ve said it before, but an episode from two weeks ago further confirms I cannot possibly fabricate what goes on here ! 

We were on our way to lunch with Christian when he asked if we could go to Target for some arts and crafts supplies. He has been enjoying working on little projects while we wait for our food, which I much prefer over him watching his iPad.  I also needed to buy some edible reinforcements for Jim, so…

Progress Not Perfection

For as long as I can remember I have been a perfectionist. This notion is really quite laughable because my life is so incredibly busy and chaotic most of the time that it is such an unattainable goal. 

 I can recall cringing at the thought of having to use composition notebooks in high school because I knew if I made a mistake I wouldn’t be able to tear the page out, as it would cause the rest of them to…

Put It In Writing

On the days that I feel like Randle McMurphy, from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,  I typically answer the phone with the greeting, “Jaime’s Nut House! We have no vacancy! How can we help you?” 

My family, especially my sister, thought this was hysterical and had the greeting put on a sign for me a few years ago. It was one of the best gifts I have ever gotten. When it first arrived I hung it on my front…

UDC: Ultimate Dining Challenge

We made the bold attempt to take the kids out for dinner on Monday night. Since Jim’s therapists take him out every day and practice eating in restaurants, we have decided to try to go out to eat like other families and not shelter Jim or ourselves from these experiences. So we chose to go to the The Mellow Mushroom, which probably changed its name to The Not So Mellow Mushroom after we had gone. 

Here are a few tips…

And It’s Only Tuesday …

Good thing we had such an amazing weekend because Monday and Tuesday have left something to be desired…

Monday

Started off with a bang ! Jim was averaging approximately 60 hits an hour to his face for the majority of the day. Our therapists were concerned that maybe his ears were bothering him because he was hitting them especially hard and also taking their hands and pressing them on his ears. 

We run into situations like this a fair amount, since Jim…