William looks young for his age. Primarily because of his height. And everywhere he goes, people make sure to tell him. Every new doctor. Every new teacher. Every new classmate. Man, I wish I was exaggerating. When I was a kid, I was very thin and very insecure about it. And everywhere I went, people … Continue reading My Kid Looks Young
A handful of weeks ago, (has it really been that long??), we found ourselves at the hospital with William. My experience with hospitals is limited. I had a hernia operation when I was a kid but most of my memories involve me grossing out my friends by showing them my incisions. I also remember my mom surprising me … Continue reading Hospitals Have Great Mashed Potatoes But I Don’t Want To Go Back.
So, I took William to counseling, the other day. Each time, she talks to me first so I can update her on William's progress or issues. I often feel like I'm the one being counseled. She has even suggested that I come in to see her myself if I can find the time. Would you believe that she … Continue reading Understanding My Son
There is no doubt that William was the one most affected by his past. While I can give you examples of how everything affected the other three....like the fact that Antwan's speech was about a year behind because, by all accounts, no one really talked to him for the year before we got him. Or … Continue reading The Mind Of My Troubled Son
I took William to counseling on Friday. He had been silly and chatty through most of the day, but got quiet as it got close to our appointment time. So, I know that he must've been nervous. As we sat there waiting, he put his head on my lap until she called him back.As I waited, … Continue reading My Son Thinks He’s Alone