Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Praying for Clear Skies

Saturday Michael wanted to go to the carnival across the street. We only have to drive by it once. He knows what days it's open by reading the signs. We thought Saturday afternoon or evening would be good because Michael's Dad was in town for the weekend. Well, it pretty much rained ALL day Saturday. Michael got very upset. I made the mistake of letting him see the weather report on the computer. It showed showers all week. He kept saying how he was never going because it was going to rain everyday. I'm writing down new schedules, explaining to him plan "b", etc.. doing everything I can to distract him. The only thing that worked was to yell at the cats "Kirby, you cannot go on the Ferris Wheel". Michael thought that was funny.

Anyway, Sunday comes and we are praying for clear skies. Right around 5:30pm when we arrived, the skies opened up. It was beautiful. We also met friends there- so Michael had 2 other boys to go on rides with. One has autism, the other Aspergers (which is like autism but with typical speech).

We were there for over 2 hours. Michael had so much fun- so did we (the parents). The boys were great and playing so well together. Most kids with autism like carnivals because they like to spin around. They also like the speed- it's like it feeds something in their brain. All I know is Michael loves rides, has no sense of fear and the best thing to do is get a pay-one-price wristband- because he doesn't know how to stop.

I'm so happy we can find places that are local. So many people have to take trips to Disney to entertain their kids. All Michael needs is $15 :)

Field Trip

There is this place called the Long Island Game Farm. I remember going as a child and getting chased by deer and goats. It's grown alittle bit in the last 30 years. They have a giraffe, lions, monkeys, etc. It's like a very small zoo. The 1st graders from Michael's school went last week for a field trip. I went along with some other parents. We had 8 adults and 6 kids. LOL. Michael did great (as usual).

They have a merry-go-round too. I don't know why on earth there are no seatbelts or straps on the horses- but that's another story. I felt so lucky to have that day with Michael and his classmates. He was reading the signs. On the way out Michael yells "goodbye Long Island Game Farm started in 1972". He also got to take the big bus home. I've never seen him on one before- he takes a mini-bus to school.

We have Michael's CSE tomorrow where we will decide on what classroom he will be in during the summer and fall. I'm sure it will go well. This summer was not what I expected, with my mom getting sick, so I'll just take whatever they want. Part of me want to buy an SUV and just drive across the country with him.... maybe next summer.

Field Day

Well, I missed the first half of Field Day because i was looking up cancer stuff online. I heard Michael was looking for me. Never heard that before. I made the second half and took some pictures and video. Michael did great. I mentioned in the other post how he fell asleep during chelation. Well, that night he had a fevor. Next day- woke up fine. hummmmm? Don't know what that was about. He rarely gets a temperature- maybe once or twice a year.

Oh, btw- we added a new ingredient to Michael's chelation. phosphadityl choline. I've noticed Michael's speech has improved since we started it. I mean, his language is constantly improving, but the last few weeks I've seen a jump in his skills. No side effects- again. Well, one day he couldn't poop, but we just added more Epson Salt to his bath water.