Thursday, October 27, 2011

So Proud

Asher has gone from "can we go to the store and get another brother who talks" last year,
to becoming Noe's best friend, biggest cheerleader, and ardent protector this year. He often comes up with innovative solutions to cure Noe of his autism: "Maybe if we drop him on his head, it will fix his brain." Um...probably not.

I am so proud of him.

Every day, Noe wakes up and tries his very best to navigate a world that talks and moves too fast. He spends each day working with his therapists - practicing his words, writing his name, and trying to understand what is asked of him - most always with a smile on his face. His hugs and kisses tell us how much he loves us, even if he doesn't spontaneously say the words yet.

I am so proud of him.

When you have a brother with autism, you have to meet him at his own level. They both work hard to love and understand each other.

I am so proud of them.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just Google It

For me, that phrase is the 2011 equivalent of "Go ask your father/mother." I love Asher's curious nature, but sometimes I just can't answer every. single. question. I often find him on or google, trying to find answers to all of the questions flying through his brain like wild bats.

And while recently searching our google search history, this is some of what I discovered:

"does the tooth fairy fly?"
"insect that starts with [the letter] x"
"do elfs get presents?"
"is asher on the noty [naughty] list or the nice list?"
"why doesnt the candy land game come with real candy?"
"country that starts with the letter y"
"is new zeland in australia or asia?"
"when will the new land before time [movie] be on the ipad?"

I think I'd better make sure to answer more of his questions from now on.....