How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.

I was just reading a parenting article.  I saw the title Surviving the Teenaged Years. and thought I need to read this.  It was the normal blah blah, mild punishments of short duration. Actually I thought the short duration of punishments was for training dogs, you know if you don't punish the dog immediately it … Continue reading How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.

OMG, GTH With Your PDA.

I was in the shower this morning thinking. Now this is unusual, thinking anywhere, even the shower. It was probably because I didn't have my usual audience. My regulars: Orion was mad because I took him out of the shower before I turned on the water. I'm not mean I had to let the hot … Continue reading OMG, GTH With Your PDA.

Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – Governance The Serpent That Destroys All!

Read the Preamble first, hopefully it will make you less angry! Then read the next bit and then this one because...   Well that's how I wrote them.  I think there is kind of an order to it, you know if you read the bits separately they appear to have no clear beginning, middle and end, … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – Governance The Serpent That Destroys All!

Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – To A World Without Neurotypicals.

Sorry about that but I got hot and I wanted a break and  Ta Dah I am back. Read the Preamble first, hopefully it will make you less angry! Imagine a world where all the neurotypical people have disappeared.  Like those TV shows that try to work out building collapse rates or evolution if humans … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – To A World Without Neurotypicals.

Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – Preamble

First my many disclaimers: I am responding to thoughts I have had regarding how hard it must be to be a neurotypical person and have most of your mind taken up with social, how can I put this politely, inconsequencies. And how the higher concentration of logic and ordered thinking available with the autistic brain … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or  If Autistics Ruled the World! – Preamble

I Hate Editing

Of course I do. Everyone does.  I hate rereading a piece until I hate every stupid word.  I hate the futility of not being able to see my mistakes because I know what I meant. But I really hate the wall I just hit. Background:  I know I am not that great a writer; but … Continue reading I Hate Editing

Doggie Daddy Sounds the Alarm

Apparently my husband posted that one of our dogs was sick, I received a concerned email.  This is what happens when you let husbands have blogs of their own, they get out of hand.  I don't read his posts too much because they are so depressing, except I found out what happened to the Vodka … Continue reading Doggie Daddy Sounds the Alarm

But I Don’t Want To Teach Phys Ed.

'Those that can; do. Those that can't; teach! Those that can't teach, teach Phys Ed.' One of my favourite sayings, but therein lies the problem.  I like this because it picks on PE teachers; I loathe approximately half the PE teachers I've met.  I have met some seriously great ones too, but I digress. I … Continue reading But I Don’t Want To Teach Phys Ed.

Why Can’t You Listen To Something Cheerful, Like Fall Out Boy!

So I was standing at my child's bedroom door watching a concert she was presenting.  The Machiavellian imp lured us (her parents) in by asking us to watch 1 song; one song is a hefty price to pay but worth it for an hour free of: "Are you coming to watch my song yet!" Charlie … Continue reading Why Can’t You Listen To Something Cheerful, Like Fall Out Boy!

I Am Not An Exhibitionist

Or Shut up Catherine! I know I am what is generously called a big girl, and I know that no one wants to see that.  I get that, I’ve given up trying to look attractive.  I have 3 main aims with my clothing and I have never actually succeeded at them so attractive is completely … Continue reading I Am Not An Exhibitionist