Giveaway Time! {Comment & Win}

    So if you visit me often then you remember that I watched & gave my two cents on a great documentary that came out about the different sides of the autism movement or 'Autism Wars' called Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic.  I really enjoyed it!  Since I enjoyed it I thought you all might enjoy it, so I'm giving a copy away here on my blog! No contest or crazy directions just leave a comment on this post about something your kid has done or said that kind of...threw you for a loop! Autistic, Aspie, Neurotypical, it doesn't matter because all kids do it! A couple of years ago Zion (5 years old now) got hungry & turned on the oven, then put his sock inside to cook for a bit! He also got the notion about the same time (just a month later) to do a bit of ironing, so he plugged it right in & the realized "hey, if I get caught doing this I'm in trouble" so he headed back to his room to play...leaving the iron on still up on the shelf! Needless to say iron gets hot, hot turns to flames, flames grow like crazy, & firetrucks come to your house! Now, reading both those things scream to me 'Why would my wife ever leave me home alone with the kids!' Yes, she was out for the afternoon both times & I still haven't lived it down!
     Anyway, comment & on Monday afternoon I will randomly select a winner. If you don't win & still want a copy just head over to Cinema Libre & pick you up one! Below is the trailer just in case you haven't seen it yet. Thanks for reading!



  1. {My son Benjamin-age 5, has PDD-NOS. There is a communication log in his backpack, where the teacher leaves a daily note to address the events of the day, and I can let them know about things happening at home.}

    A couple of weeks ago, my little Sensitive Spirit boy came home from school in a great mood, and the log stated that he had a good day in class. Later that afternoon, he suddenly got very sad for some reason that I was unable to discern. He began repeating over and over again, "Mrs. 'X' is cryin'. I'm sad, Mrs. 'X' is cryin'. She need a hug, she cryin'."
    I wrote this in the communication log the next morning before sending him to school, and the response from the teacher's aide, 'Mrs. X' was as follows:

    "Benjamin was right- I did NOT cry at school- but was crying last night. My best friend is dying of cancer. I could have used his hug! What a special boy! ..he had another good day today."

    I believe this was an evidence of answered prayers. I have been praying since I learned I was pregnant with him that he would always be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and I believe that this was exactly that. He sensed what Mrs. 'X' was going through at that moment, and recognized what she needed. (I recently learned that the woman's friend died a few days later.)

  2. To your lovely wife's credit, I have never heard those stories. I can completely envision each instance. I'm very excited to watch the movie this weekend. Keep up the good work and keep writing. Thank you for being a wonderful husband to my friend and a super friend to me.

  3. Hi there, I am a new follower of your blog and a mom to a newly dx Asperger's boy. He's just turned 6 and says and does stuff that amazes me constantly, though luckily no house fires-yet. He's digging a hole to the center of the earth in our back yard. I've almost broken my ankle twice falling into it, but no matter how often we fill it back in, he's right back to digging. He's also planning on building a robot, one that will clean our cat boxes, and for that, I can't wait!

  4. haha I'VE heard those stories! (I'm not entering the giveaway- It's lovely.. I'm sure somebody with children would benefit and enjoy it much more than I would be able to... I just wanted to let you know, that you're totally never living it down!)

    But you're very loved all the same. :)

  5. My 4 year old aspie was making words with his tub letters the other night. He called me in to read a word he'd created. I was expecting something simple like his name, Jax or mom or dad or ball. Nope- he spelled "knew" and said his first joke. He said "Mom, I just knew I could spell KNEW" He and I had a good laugh and afterwards he informed me that the word "knew" is a homonym because it has different spellings. ;) funny kid (and a smartie pants)


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