Thursday, June 07, 2007

101 posts! How far K.C. Has Come.

This is post 101. I want to thank everyone who reads about K.C. and Big Brother. We enjoy reading about your special kiddos and I really feel we are all connected. I know I have said this before but I really wish we were all neighbours! I hope to meet (Lora and Griffin) in the near future and enjoy speaking to them on the phone. Griffin is an amazing little fella, cute as ever and very articulate!
I have been taking the boys to the park in the evenings sometimes as late as 9 p.m. Due to the very warm weather (o.k. it's hot) K.C. has come a very long ways! Last Summer his motor skills were so far behind he could hardly climb onto the wobbly bridge! You should see him now! He is learning to climb, sometimes follows Big Brother around the park and enjoys the fact that there is no one at the park but him and Big Brother. To be completely honest I too like the fact that we are the only ones! K.C. seems to be communicating alot better since he's learned to tap a picture twice to show "yes." He taps once for "no."
He's been waking up alot at night. I am always hiding, shoes, forks, chairs, food etc. anything he can find to line up. I let him "line up" during the daytime for very short periods of time. It's like he MUST line up and has to do. Watch out, don't mess his lines up or your in for the biggest shit fit you've ever seen. His lines are pretty, the are very precise, long and for K.C. maybe it's artwork. His teacher says its from, "lack of imagination" but I don't believe that for a second. Alot of imagination goes in his lines, I can see it and so does K.C.
Big Brother has asked that he be home schooled in August. He has been having some issues with older children who he attends classes with calling him, "nerd and geek." Some children have even called him, "brown boy." Can you believe this? I won't go into details about his school situation because I am considering a private Jewish school for him in August. I did mention this to Big Brother and his response was, "oh God no Mom, not that!" I laughed, not at Big Brother, just his response. As a little kid my Parents sent my to a private Jewish school and once I said the same EXACT thing that Big Brother had just said. It was tough, very tough but I wouldn't change a thing, it's made me the person I am today. When I first found out I was pregnant with K.C. I wanted the same things for him as well. Being pregnant with K.C. I knew all to well that there was a "Chance, hence the name of my boy, "Chance." I prayed to God he wouldn't be like my brother Adam. At about 6 months old I knew, my Parents knew, Chance was Autistic. He never babbled, looked at us, just wanted to be left alone. Chance was a mirror imagine of my brother in so many ways.
Today he is doing very well. He's learning, he's in school and he's growing up so fast it's unbelievable! I know K.C. has a very long road ahead of him, I often wonder what he'll be doing when he's an adult. It scares me alot. We will help him every step of the way, if he is with us for the rest of his life that is the way it is. I want him to have the best life as possible, happy and healthy.


Sam I Am said...

Congrats on 101 posts. I have read and loved each and every one of them. Thanks for sharing, teaching me, and advocating for your beautiful boy!

JUST A MOM said...

Tina you are all alone at the park ,, bummer I wish I could find a park where we are all alone.

Club 166 said...

Love the pics. Especially the third one down, on the overpass.

I'm not sure anyone really knows what the "lining things up" thing is all about, but it may have something to do with trying to impose some order on a disordered world.

kristina said...

I look forward to read the next 101 posts and thanks for sharing your journey---we are on the same road!

Lora said...

Gosh Tina I'm so sorry that I am behind on reading blogs, I feel bad that I haven't read yours until now. I just want to say that you guys are incredible and that we love you dearly, you are one heck of a mommy to your two boys and you do an awesome job with them. I wish for you all the best and I know that everything will work out wonderfully for Chance and for Jayce because you are such a devoted and dedicated mother to them. I will be writing to you soon and I hope to get a call from you soon too. BTW, I love your blog too and thoroughly enjoy reading about all the things that you guys do. I've been such a slacker lately and haven't written in mine too much nor have I been reading anyone else's blogs. Big big hugs to the three of you!!!!

Melissa H said...

Wow! 101 posts!

Last Summer his motor skills were so far behind he could hardly climb onto the wobbly bridge!

I remember this!! How awesome to hear about his progress!

His teacher says its from, "lack of imagination" but I don't believe that for a second.

I think his teacher is full of crap. Conor spent Monday night having a conversation with his Dodge Truck from 8:30 pm until 11:30 pm (much to our sleep-deprived dismay!) That definitely requires imagination to have a 3 hour conversation with a truck. And, Conor still lines up his cars constantly. So, pooh on her theory.

I often wonder what he'll be doing when he's an adult. It scares me alot.

I go through the same things until I stop myself and simply give it back (because I'm constantly thinking that I'm big enough to carry my burdens on my own) to God to handle!
Always remember that no trial is too great for our God, Tina.
Also remember that God loves our children even more than we do. He has great plans for them! We have nothing to fear.

MileMasterSarah said...

happy 101! I've really enjoyed reading about you and your boys!