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Knights Of The Gridiron

by Florence



                               

Chivalry is dead, or so we’ve been told. Knights exist only in legends and movies. Although there are still titular knights today, they are a far cry from the knights of old. Knights of the medieval era were asked to protect the weak, helpless, defenseless and fight for the general welfare of all. They were to provide security and protection especially to widows, old people and children.

These young men may have, unknowingly, brought back knighthood to the our modern society.

With young men like these football players, there’s still hope for the world.



                               

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Therapy Ball

It looks like an ordinary exercise ball.

But to the boy, it’s an exercise in patience (try putting air into that thing with just a foot pump and you’ll know what I’m talking about) and therapy, 🙂

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Special Exposure Wednesday – He Got The Shirt

My cousin sent the boy this shirt:

At least they won’t be as loud as the game right? 🙂

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Special Exposure Wednesday – He Forgot

Mama made Easter goody bags for the boy’s class, to be given out before spring break. Guess what was in his backpack?

Guess the excitement made him forget, 🙂

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Sometimes Our Special Kids are Just Kids

The dread of last summer visited us already this spring.

Nights filled with tiny bumps about J’s feet, legs and arms that delivered the unsatisfiable itch. No anti-itch lotions or creams could touch it. The “brush” usually reserved for sensory processing disorder related therapy was now used to give temporary relief to the insanity. Of course it only did so for the time it was being used, as the moment we stopped the scratching, the itch would return.

It would drive J crazy. It would drive us crazy. Every single day and night filled with the routine of constant itching.

Towards the end of last summer, we visited our immunologist for suggestions.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Poor Flowers

A little freedom outside + a scissor happy boy = cut flowers:

At least, he did clean them up afterwards.

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Road Trip with Grandma

This will be short and sweet. I am sneaking this in while everyone else in the family is still sleeping, but who knows how long that will last. We are visiting my mother-in-law for a few days at her house. Today is the day we pack our little brood, and Grandma, and drive back home where she will visit with us for a week and a half. Last time we did this it was way better than I expected it to be. This time, I don’t know.

In case you have missed earlier posts, the brief version: Grandma evidently had a stroke at some point.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Light It Up Blue

Since April 2nd was “Light It Up Blue“, this was our porch light:

I think I’ll keep this for the rest of the month, 🙂

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SPD Foundation Conference : International Symposium, Parent Workshop & Scientific Workgroup

SPD Foundation Presents in Boston

This March 16th – 18th, the SPD Foundation is raising the bar of information available to parents, caregivers, therapists and physicians alike.  It’s the 14th International Symposium & Parent Workshop – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Workgroup.

This event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone involved with Sensory Processing disorder as this offers a unique opportunity to get updated on the recent research findings and clinical implications.  This SPD event also includes:

  • an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder with examples from Diana A. Henry, MS, OTR
  • Carrie Fannin will be facilitating a parent networking meeting on the Friday before the conference
  • Other keynote speakers include:

Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR
Alice Carter, PhD
John J.

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Do Teachers Know Your Kiddo As Well As You Do?

They know him almost better that we do….in a way.”

There was a time when C would have never said this.  A time when, should someone utter these words to either of us, the emotions would swell.  Our eyes, my eyes, would betray my immediate offense to the statement – the anger.  How could anyone think they know our son better than we?

We who have raised him, helped fight his demons cried with, held down for medical procedures, given therapy to, laughed with, cried with, marveled over and advocated for!  How could anyone know him better?!?  But on the day of this statement, he is correct…not that “they” know him better, but similarly or as well as we do. 

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