Shaking my head

Just in case you’re wondering what the Pink Cup Family does on a Saturday afternoon (after returning from the barn), I provide you the following glimpse. Apparently, we just laze about in the living room discussing things that have little or no relevance to what any of us is actually doing, and Frances’s wit simplyContinue reading “Shaking my head”

Please, do not say that!

Every summer, we have the opportunity to have a support worker, through a local non-profit organization, take Frances out into the community for fun activities and maybe to socialize. It is, of course, considered respite for the family, and we’ve never told Frances. I really do think of it as a great opportunity for herContinue reading “Please, do not say that!”

My apologies

I’ve attempted many blog posts, but something is happening: Frances is growing up and writing about her can be an invasion of privacy. So, while I find the line between my story and her story, posting will be somewhat sporadic. In the meantime, she’s still as funny as ever. We had been watching a YouTubeContinue reading “My apologies”

“I’m going through changes…”

It would seem that my posts have slowed down…But, don’t worry, I haven’t abandoned my posting. (Haha, see what I did there?) Life does get busy here, but I do want to write more often. This is my goal! Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share something that I’ve just noticed and which I think isContinue reading ““I’m going through changes…””

On Valentine’s Day

I almost let a holiday go by without mentioning my inimitable 11-year-old’s reaction to it this year. Frances: There’s too much “love” involved — and happiness. And pink. Blech. This is a first. She used to enjoy Valentine’s Day (although it was probably access to the candy, now that I think about it). I can’tContinue reading “On Valentine’s Day”

A matter of where you are when you’re outside…

Figurative language can be a struggle at times for Frances; sometimes, it’s a product of her young age, but at other times, it’s the struggle that many people with ASD have. Frances has a great sense of humour, so when the following happened recently while watching an ad about the benefits of spending more timeContinue reading “A matter of where you are when you’re outside…”