14

Today I went to Scratch cupcakes and got four cupcakes: carrot, chocolate brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and princess.  After that I swung by Fareway and bought Cheetos. Tonight, we celebrate Grace’s 14th birthday.  She may refuse the cupcake but what matters is that we tried.  She hardly ever refuses Cheetos. Today I really let myself … Continue reading 14

a pink helmet production

When Grace was two and we were much newer at special needs parenting we grappled with this feeling of always being vulnerable simply because Grace was Grace. We could be having a great day but find ourselves quickly feeling miserable, or angry, or scared, or frustrated by big or little things. It could be the … Continue reading a pink helmet production

The Singing Rock

We (Kevin, Grace, Graham and I) left for Minnesota on a recent Sunday. Our van was packed pretty full for a two-day trip. Grace doesn’t travel light.  (That’s a different blog post entirely!). Graham packed his own suitcase with the following belongings; a Santa hat, his Little Passports suitcase, slippers, his bug jar, books, sleeping … Continue reading The Singing Rock

Grace is home!

The four of us are together. We are working to enact Graham’s “when Gracie is home plan”. Tonight that means watching the Odd Squad movie as a family. It feels like she’s home just in time. This morning on the way to school Graham told me that he didn’t want there to be any more … Continue reading Grace is home!