Friday, May 16, 2008

Three Strikes and You're Out!

We got some free tickets to the Mets game on May 10th. It was the official Autism Awareness Day, so I thought we would give it a try. Now, I'm a DIE HARD Yankee fan. But, I thought it would be nice for Michael to get to Shea before they bulldoze it. They are building a new stadium right next store.

After about 20 minutes Michael, Grandpa and I were ready to leave. Michael got into it alittle- routing for the other team- which was FINE with me :) After the game we drove through a Chinese neighborhood in Queens. There was one of those store where they sell things on the sidewalk and I commented that people were buying flowers. Michael said without hesitation "They are buying flowers for Mother's Day". WOW. Didn't expect him to say that. He just continues to amaze me.

Here are some pictures from that day: (and yes Michael got a haircut)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This morning we went to the pediatric dentist for a checkup and cleaning. This is an office that takes special needs and typical children. Kids with autism have SO many issues when it comes to tactile defensiveness- they don't like people touching their mouths. It took years to get a toothbrush into Michael's mouth.

Anyway, this dentist will only take ASD kids first thing in the morning- for many reasons. But, today his cleaning went so well, the dentist said Michael could be put with the other typical kids and not HAVE to come at 8:30am. I also remembered this time to bring Michael's fluoride free toothpaste! LOL. The staff didn't give me a hard time like in the past. I just don't like giving Michael fluoride because some people say it's poison, especially to kids who can't detox.

The dentist also took a copy of Evidence of Harm by David Kirby and said "this will be my spring reading". He's interested in learning about the mercury- autism connection.

So, overall- good appointment. Got to school on time. Michael did great. Who would have thought going to the dentist would be such a pleasurable experience?