I think we are all a bit stir crazy here at Casa de Rhynold. Tired of waiting out the snow, cold and ice. Timothy is dying to get outside, and when time allows he does…unless he is wearing only his boots and a diaper like yesterday! Time to put the two by four in the door so he can’t open it. The girls are feeling it also- bugging to do this and that. They know the rules; right now its gotta be cheap or free. We are heading on our annual trek to Florida next month so money is being saved for that. Since you asked, yes we drive. Have you checked the cost of airfare x 5 lately?!
But really we are scared to fly. Five words. Timothy in an enclosed aircraft! With people everywhere and no safe and quiet place to calm we are terrified. He has just worked up to sitting about thirty seconds on the carpet at school after two years. Medicate him? I’d love to except for the fact that he won’t take anything by mouth and eats very little. Last time we tried to put tylenol in his milk he quit drinking milk for a week because of the taste.
So drive we will. Hoping for a little less screaming this year. (Praying daily!) Twenty four hours in the car with a screamer, not exactly my dream vacation you’d think…its pretty close though. I love these people I call family. All year long we look forward to this drive because it means no appointments for Timothy. A break from therapy. A break from work…seeing the husband more than just in passing (although by the end of it all we want to kill each other) for weeks at a time.
This year we will try to take Timothy to Universal Studios. Its the first time we will attempt taking him to such a busy park with such a hefty price tag (almost $700 USD). Eek! The fact that he may melt down and we have to leave hasn’t escaped me. But that is a possibility for us when we go anywhere really…so usually we don’t go. We need to change that. Life doesn’t stop with autism. It just moves a little slower.
PS- On the card front: Mr Timothy has received THIRTY THREE cards so far! Two packages and one custom t-shirt! Getting the mail is cause for excitement around this place lately and the girls come home every day asking to check the mail.
Thank you all so very much. It means the world to us!
PPS- We are holding an event on May 24, 2014 to raise funds for Autism @ 16 Morrel St in Brantford ON. Please join us!