I was checking out http://www.cafepress.com/ and I found a shirt that says, "I'm with neurotypical." I also found one about fragile x, but it's not majorly awesome. I need to think of something clever. I do like the, "I'm not naughty, I'm autistic," but Punkin doesn't have that label. Plus, I'd like to raise awareness about FX more specifically. I should start that letter writing campaign to Oprah. And Ellen. I would love to meet Ellen. I can totally see myself acting a fool, dancing on her stage. Hilarious.
Sometimes I feel like we go days without having any major meltdowns. Other times I feel like we have been having a major meltdown for days. This leaves me feeling a bit drained intellectually. All I can think is, "Use your words. What do you want? Can you find the picture? No hitting. Gentle hands. Not a choice."
The hyperactivity is reaching a new level of "Omygoshwhatisgoingon?" Speaking of attention spans, I found another shirt on cafepress that I meant to tell you about but I forgot. It had a mommy duck and three baby ducks. Two of them were following the mommy and the last one was facing the opposite direction, chasing a butterfly. It would be better if I had pictures of these shirts, but I clicked out of the screen and now I am too lazy to go searching for them again. Back to the hyperactivity. I am learning to ignore the stares in public when he screams and takes off across the department store.
However, the unsolicited parenting advice is killing me. Partly because sometimes it's disguised as friendly baby talk. "Oh! Where are your shoes you silly boy? It's so cold. Tell your mommy, say, I need my shoes. Yes I do." Thank you. Thankyouverymuch. Cause it never occurred to me to put shoes on his feet. HIS SHOES ARE IN MY PURSE BECAUSE HE IS POST MELTDOWN BECAUSE I HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE POST OFFICE EARLIER AND HE WAS HUNGRY AND TIRED BUT HE CAN'T TAKE A NAP BECAUSE HE FELL ASLEEP FOR 5 MINUTES IN THE CAR AND HE THREW HIS SHOE AT ME AND I AM JUST TRYING TO LEAVE THE STORE WITH MY HOT DOGS AND PINEAPPLE BECAUSE THAT IS ALL HE WILL EAT EVEN THOUGH I WOULD LOVE TO COOK SOME CHICKEN STIR FRY AND CAESAR SALAD INSTEAD.
Okay, I'm done now.