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!”

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…”

This must be Thursday…

The weather here has been ridiculously cold. We’ve all bundled up under extra blankets for windchills in the -20s and -30s. We’re approaching the end of January, and, unfortunately, Frances has been pretty sick for much of the month which has prevented her from enjoying the snow whenever it appeared. In fact, my highly active,Continue reading “This must be Thursday…”

Changes

Things have been insanely busy around the Pink Cup House, but I wanted to catch you up. Frances, at nearly 11.5 years, is changing. For one thing, she has become very tall and lanky, and she’s starting to appear more teenager-ish. For another thing, she is now likely to share facts with people as aContinue reading “Changes”

Something to consider…

Frances has officially finished Grade 5. Her report card was excellent, and her teacher described her as “witty and sassy and delightful.” Frances’s teacher and I actually discussed my child’s humour which she described as dry beyond her years. It often does catch me (and her teacher) off guard. Take, for instance, the other evening.Continue reading “Something to consider…”