Friday, 11 April 2008

Time out

I'm going to take a break from blogging (maybe i will just do the odd post here and there?) as i have to focus on Cs future ( he is leaving school soon) and my sanity ( funding battle)
So i would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and kind words over the last 8 months. I'm sure i will pop in on you from time to time.

For me my post yesterday sums it up, as parents we need to listen to autistic people (you will find many wonderful bloggers at the Autism Hub)
So heres one last message from C;





I don’t want to be treated like a child.
I want respect.
I don’t want to be ‘trained’.
I want the opportunity to grow.
I don’t want to fester in a local day service, or in a home.
I want to be an active member of the community.
I don’t want pity or patronizing.
I want to be valued.
I don’t want neglect or abuse.
I want to feel safe.
I don’t want lack of resources to be an excuse.
I want a creative approach.
I don’t want institutionalised staff.
I want people who really care.
I don’t want people being complacent about my behaviour.
I want to be nurtured.
I don’t want special services.
I want opportunity.
I don’t want to ‘fit’ into existing services.
I want choice.
I don’t want to miss out because of risk assessment.
I want some fun.
I don’t want
to be cured.
I want
acceptance.
I don’t want charity.
I want integrity and dignity.
I don’t want to be disabled by society.

I just want what everyone else has.

184 comments:

Chris H said...

All the very best sweetie, I hope all goes well for you and 'C'... and the battle isn't to hard or long. Thinking of you often.

Honeysuckle said...

We'll miss you and your interesting posts.

I do hope you get what you and C want/need for the next few years. I'm sure if anyone can cope with the funding battle, you can!

Good luck and best wishes.

~Miss Nelson said...

I understand the need to take care of home and make sure that your son is your priority. I wish you all the best with getting everything that you need to make sure that things are in place for him as he transitions. As for your blog, you will be missed.

Tera said...

All the best for you and C. Success with the future and I'll hope to hear more from you. Thanks for all the terrific insight.

okasaneko said...

I'll await your return with bated breath, my friend! Our prayers for you and C on this new journey; I know that with our children, many things are almost always an uphill climb, but I've always held faith that the climb is worth it because the view at the top is breathtaking.

The three A's and I send you and C our hearts!

bullet said...

Hope that you and C get everything you need and want.

Cathy said...

Ooh I'll miss you. But you have my email, keep in touch.

Fingers tightly crossed for the funding battle, if anyone can get it sorted you can!

Love to both you and C

Cx

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Good luck with the funding,from my own experience I know it can be very hard work.Love for the future to you and C.

Mima said...

Casdok all the very best for your battle, and for getting the very best for C over the upcoming challenge. We will miss you, and can't wait for your return! The thing to keep in your head is that it is possible, its just a struggle getting there. I wish I could wave a magic wand for you. Good luck.

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Thanks so much for all the work you've done to educate and inform through this blog. I hope the funding situation gets sorted soon and both you and C get the right services.
Email me if there is anything I can do, love BG x x x

R.E.H. said...

You will be missed!

But, I wish you and C all the best of luck. Do pop in every once in a while to let us know how things are.

Take care!

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi casdok and C!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and C's life. Your wonderfully insightful and witty posts have shaped my thinking and attitude to be more understanding and respectful.

You have spoken up and done a great service for society as a whole, and for autism in particular.

I wish you success and really look forward to read more from you in the near future.

Take care!

Dana said...

I'm sorry to see you go! I recently (just days ago) found your blog, but I certainly understand the need to prioritize. Thoughts are with you!

Jen said...

Good luck with your planning sweetie- we hope to see you back sometime!

All the best to you and C, and thanks for all of the great posts.

Jen

Mel said...

((((((((((the mom)))))))))))

Blessings to you and him on your journeys.
Be safe, stay well....

buffalodickdy said...

Good luck, and best wishes that things work out for you and C quickly...

SB said...

take care of you and C and we'll be here when you need us. I'll be sending good thoughts your way. You're an inspiration.

{{hugs}}

MMC said...

Take care of C but please don't neglect to take care of yourself too, casdock. Catch your breath and do what you have to do. You will be back (I hope!) because this blogging thing is additive. And more importantly because you do such a great service with your site.

And never forget about the power of the blogging community. If there is anything any of us can do to help, let us know.

akakarma said...

Totally understand but I was just getting into you!! Hope all goes well and you are successful in the funding and the school stuff!

lime said...

thank you for the light you've been. you created a special place here and i've appreciated what you and c have taught me. i wish you both the very best as you go through this big transition.

Rosie said...

I'm so sad that we wont be hearing from you so often, but I understand that your hands are full. I hope everything works out for you and C and that you find time to tell us how you are doing...

bart said...

i've only been here a short while and i'm impressed by the depth and the scope of what you've been writing... it's a shame you're going away for a while but you've got your priorities well thought out and i respect you for that...

success with all you need to do the coming period, take care and let us know what's happening once in a while...

keep well...

Wade said...

You'll be missed . . . but not by 'C' and that's what matters most!

Angela said...

Don't be gone long sweetie... we'll miss you. Hope everything goes well for your guy in the new school.

Phil Plasma said...

Good luck with everything! You and C will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Thomas Dzomba said...

I just discovered you and you are leaving?

All the best from me to you and C. You know you always have friends (including new ones like me) out here anytime.

Take care.

Thomas

MZUNGU CHICK said...

All the love and luck to both you and C. You are both truly remarkable and inspirational. Thank you for sharing what you could.
X

bobbie said...

We will certainly miss your posts. Please do stop by once in a while. We need your insight and experience to help us understand.
Love to you and C.

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

All the very best to you both - have appreciated everything that you have put into your posts, and the insights you've given over these last months.

Holding It Together said...

Good luck with the transition. It has been really nice getting to know you a little bit the last few weeks. Take care!

Seamus said...

Nothing less than love and light for you both!

Niksmom said...

What a beautiful picture of the two of you! I'll miss reading your insightful and thought provoking posts...and seeing the amazing photos and images you manage to find.

More importantly, I will miss your wisdom and compassion. I hopeyou won't disappear completely.

I wish you all the best with your quest to find C the best of what he needs to be not only cared for but honored and respected for the uniquely beautiful being that he is.

God speed, my dear.

E said...

Good luck. You and C are brave and strong and apparently filled with an unlimited resource of love.
Here is my benediction, this new time will be sweet and the hard bits will get papered over with enough lovely ones to get you through. Godspeed

craig andrew said...

Best of luck, and see you around. C:)

Special Needs Mama said...

Hang in there, and good luck.

Bad mommy said...

Very best wishes, Casdok. For you and for C. I will be thinking of you both!

Jodi said...

"I don't want special services. I want opportunity" LOVE it! Thanks and good luck

Working mum said...

I've only just found you! I'm sure there are plenty of back posts I can read to learn more about you and your son, C. I will pop in from time to time.

All the best to you and C, I hope you achieve your goals and that you both have a glowing future ahead of you.

Sadie said...

While I'm going to miss your posts...I totally understand the need for a break! I look forward to our chat in a few hours!!!

Ian Lidster said...

Love you dearly and will miss you very much. I do hope you come by once in a while. I have followed your stuggles and have marvelled at your strenght. May the future for you both evolve as it should -- you deserve to have it evolve splendidly. As they say in Eastern Canada 'Bon Chance.' Oh, and please drop by me once in a while.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Good for you for taking care of what you need and good luck to you as you work on getting C what he needs next. I'll miss you, but I've got you in my Google Reader, so when you pop back in, I'll still be there. :)

FXSmom said...

Good luck with transition. We will surely miss you :)

andrea said...

Lovely post -- good luck -- and I love the photo.

Stinking Billy said...

casdok, if you ever doubted it, you now know with certainty that you have friends aplenty, people who have been inspired by you and who will miss you during your absence. Come back as soon as you like. Sooner!

bonbon momma said...

Lots of good wishes to you and C. I will be thinking good thoughts for you. I will miss your thoughtful, insightful and always interesting posts.
Good luck with everything!!!!!

Tanya Brown said...

Best of luck! I and no doubt everyone else will miss your posts. If you ever need to blow off steam or just decompress a bit, we'll be here.

Great photo of you and C. He's quite a handsome young man. I believe he has your nose and mouth?

vivavavoom said...

you will be SO missed. I hope all gets figured out. I cannot check out the video at work, since the computer is working so slow but will at home. Will you leave more videos on youtube?

Seriously, I hope you come back soon. you are he best. my best to C!!!!

Ashley's Mom said...

Best of luck to you both. I, too, will miss you and your lovely wisdom very much.

Deborah

Dianne said...

I will miss you! Please do let us know how things are going from time to time. I have a great fondness in my heart for you and C.

I hope you get all you need and deserve.

ChainingMagic said...

Will miss your blogs, your posts have given me strength. I hope the fight isn't too long and you and C get what you need! Thank you for your words of encouragement.

Love and light always!

KAREN said...

I looked after my friend's (autistic) daughter today, and it struck me how much easier things are for them. She ALWAYS seems happy. She doesn't talk but she smiles a lot, and will even cuddle occasionally. I can only hope that things don't change too much for them in the future.
I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and wish you all the very best :o)

Akelamalu said...

Oh what a shame you're going when I only recently found you!

Anyway I hope everything turns out well for you and C. x

kristi said...

Thanks for the encouraging words when I really needed them! Take good care of your handsome boy and YOURSELF!

Melissa said...

Keep us posted, from time to time. Good luck with all things--esp. C.

CC said...

Your blog is one of my very favorites. I will miss you while you are on break!!!

Jenster said...

You will be missed. I don't often comment, but I ALWAYS read.

Thank you for opening my eyes to the world of Autism.

"Leelee" said...

You are just an amazing human being.This blog was my first blog I found when starting blogging myself.I have been forever changed because of you and your son.I see things so much brighter than before.Thank you for showing me autism isnt shameful or a death sentance.I really mourned from this diagnosis.But I have come alive and aware because of what I have read on your blog.Thank you so much and I wish you and c much hugs and lots of "happy dancing"!

Beth said...

Take care.

laughingwolf said...

take all the time you need to be with your son, my friend

come back as and when you can

bb

Jade said...

Ahhh its a beautiful thing to see all the support you have here in the bloggisphere for you and C. As with everyone else you and your "little man" are in my deepest of prayers and more powerful thoughts. You're a wonderful mother, and hopefully you realize how much grace and strength you demonstrate each day.
Stay strong, and know that you have tons rooting you and C on.

motherx said...

I will miss you. Please keep in touch. xxx

Suburbia said...

No you can't leave now I've only just started to get to know you (selfish I know).
However I know how much time the funding battle takes up. It doesn't seem fair. If you need the funding then you are in a situation (as a carer) that means you don't really have the time to spend chasing funding. Good luck and I hope you return. I've enjoyed visiting.

whimsical brainpan said...

Good luck with all that you have to do.

You'll be missed. (((HUGS)))

Marla said...

Oh my gosh! We are so going to miss you!!!!! I am glad you are taking this time to help C. You will be missed very much! I hope you are able to get back to blogging soon.

Bonnie said...

Take care and good luck! I have really enjoyed your blog!!!
Best Regards

Cyndi said...

Boy, am I going to miss your posts!!! Please come visit me (my blog...or in person too!) when you can. :) xoxoxox

Maya M said...

Good luck and hope to see you back!

Joy said...

I think we all need time outs from some of these extra things sometimes. I hope you get everything you need and desire for your son. Hope to hear from you soon.

Jessica said...

Thank you for all you've done the last 8 months. I've looked up to you and your blog. You've changed my perspective a few times, and for that, I can't thank you enough. All the best to C and to you in your endevours.

J said...

Loved the photo of the two of you. You are a great mom! Hope that you win the funding battle.

I understand the need to take a break. Blogging is a time expensive activity and you have some more important work to do right now. You do have a gift for this though and I hope you can come back when possible.
take care--jml

Traceytreasure said...

Take good care! You will be missed. I'm wishing you both the best of luck with your new journey. I'll be thinking about you both. Big hugs and love, T

Patti said...

Nice photo of the two of you! Really beautiful smiles.

I wish you and C all the best. I'm so glad I found your blog, Casdok.
I'll miss you and hope someday you will have time to return.

((Hugs))

Margarete said...

Just want to let you know that I've been praying for you all week...you have been on my heart. I will keep praying.
Margarete

Flea said...

Both your smiles are beautiful. :) We'll miss you, but I'm so glad C has you as an advocate.

captain corky said...

Take care to the both of you. I hope to see you around sometimes. ;)

SnoopMurph said...

Hi Casdok and C-

I am not sure what hasn't been said from your enormous fan club, but I am so very honored to know you and read about you and C. You have a very eloquent voice and I just adore watching C. Thank you for gracing all of us with your words but also reminding us that we need breathers for ourselves. I really hope you will get the funding you need and please feel free to ask if you need anything. You have an entire community who care very much.

Sweet Irene said...

I am going to miss you very much, Casdok. I have nobody with autism, yet your posts were always full of interest to me. You are a wonderful person to know. Good luck to you and C.

Kelley said...

I will miss you my lovely. Please don't forget to take care of you during this time. Take time out to spend quality time with yourself. It is so easy to get caught up in the whole funding nightmare and lose yourself. Whilst this time is important and so freaking frustrating, please remember to look after yourself.

And know that this little Aussie chick is thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way.

<3

Angela said...

Good luck!
I have quite enjoyed your blog.

Smiles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandpiper said...

I will miss you, Casdok. I wish you and C all the very best.

citizen of the world said...

Sometimes other things are much more pressing than blogging. Take the time you need - we'll be here.

lastcrazyhorn said...

Good luck. We'll still be here when you get back, saving your seat for you. :)

katy said...

hope to see you again soon, take care.
Love the photo of you and C bye for now love to you and C x

toady said...

Come back soon, you'll be missed.

Anne Brooke said...

Huge good luck with sorting out C's future, Casdok - I do hope all turns out for the best. Hugs & stuff

A
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

SnoopMurph said...

I don't know what I can add that hasn't been said by your adoring fan club, but I do know how poignant your words are, how eloquently you tell us about C and show us how amazing he is.

Taking a breather and doing what needs to be done is always important. We'll be here if and when you return and if you do need anything, please realize an entire community of friends are all here in support you and C. I wish you all of the best in your funding quest.

Inthemud said...

Absolutely agree with your decision.
You've achieved an enormous amount of awareness for Autism through this blog, now it's time to focus on C's future and take time to breath .

Good luck and all best wishes.

See you very soon.
Elaine XX

Zoƫ said...

Good luck to both of you, I hope you get all you need to live the life you both want xx

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Thanks for sharing. All the best to you.

ChrisH said...

Wishing you both a bright future and happy lives.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh Casdok you will be hugely missed.

But of course C and your sanity come first. Good luck with the funding and if you ever need a pick-me-up then come and have a natter with us on PC.

Vi said...

I know what you mean about taking a break from blogging, I'm finding it very hard to do myself. I'm sure we'll keep seeing each other around the traps!

Jim said...

Dang it, somehow I knew this day would be coming. However, I also know that you won't quit cold turkey but rather cutting back and focus on what is more important than blogging.

I wish the very best for you and I will be thinking of you.

Jim

Kansas Bob said...

Wow - 88 comments so far.. evidence of your impact on blogdom!

Prayers and blessings in your travels!

Deb said...

Would you be able to make it down to East Sussex in May? Email me if you can, I loved to meet you. I'll be in London for a day as well if that works better. Take care sweetie.

Delilah said...

Best of luck to you and C.

Pixie said...

late as usual!
Good luck to both you and C.
Hope it all goes well in the future.
pxx

Dr.John said...

We will miss you. Thank you ever so much for helping us grow in our understanding of autism.

lastcrazyhorn said...

Hey, just one more thing . . . before you wander away . . .

http://lastcrazyhorn.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/excellent/

I gave you an award.

Eileen said...

Thank you (and to C ) for shining so much light into my part of the world. I will miss your posts dearly. Wishing you the very best, and I hope that C's future plans bring him great joy (and you too).
Love,
Eileen

Billy said...

Take care and get some rest!!!!

KC's Blog said...

Best wishes my friends, we will miss you very much. Hugs and love to you.

Tina, K.C. and Big Brother

The Country Craft Angel said...

I've followed many of your blogs even though I haven't always commented. Even after this month it seems awkward to know what to say sometimes without sounding patronising.

But I want to say a couple of things-credit to you:-

For raising the awareness and profile of autism.

For being so incredibly eloquent about the whole topic of autism and highlighting it to many of us who were previously somewhat ignorant.

For showing us that not all naughty kids we see on the street sometimes are 'just' naughty.

For touching people with your honest and open approach to the whole subject.

for being you...
and being there..
for C

good on you Casdok

The amoutn of comments you now receive is testement to your dedication...and that you can take a well deserved rest to concentrate on other priorities, for now

xx

Annieye said...

All the very best for you and C. I'll be thinking about you.

Maggie May said...

Will truly miss you!
Very best wishes.

Kahless said...

All the best to you and C. I will be thinking good thoughts your way.

{{{{Casdok and C}}}}

Dave Coulter said...

All the best to you and yours. I really enjoyed your blog! :)

Rhonda said...

I'll keep checking in on you...

The Fixer said...

I'll miss you and pray for you both. Please come back soon.

Love
Jackie
xx

~C~ said...

I just came across your blog. I will be spending much time reading previous posts while you're away taking care of your family.

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Stimey said...

I'll miss you. Good luck to you and C.

dawn224 said...

Best of luck with the coming transition. Love the photo of you both :)

PI said...

All best wishes to you and C and may all be well with you both. Stay safe.

Tom Foolery said...

Casdok, thanks for sharing your great posts with us and finding time to pop over to my blog to comment. Much appreciated. My thoughts are with you and C.
Take care now.(I hope you will be back here soon) TFX

Lane said...

Thank you for sharing your experience,insight and for so many wonderful posts.

All the very best to you and C. x

Odat said...

Well, I'm sure going to miss you and you great posts and messages....I wish all the best to you and 'C' and will keep you in my prayers!
Peace

DJ Kirkby said...

Good luck. We look forward to hearing all about your adventure when you come back to blogging.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Casdok, I wanted to wish you well as you take care of C's future

CrazyCath said...

Casdok - I will so miss you but totally understand and respect your need to spend more time with home, C, whatever takes you away. This post is wonderful. I think I will print it off for all to see.

In the short time I have known you I have learned so much from you. Thank you. You are a credit as a mother, and C is a credit to you. He is great!

Bless you and best wishes for the future. Hope to see you here again sometime soon.

Ron said...

Evening Casdok~

I so admire you for following your heart and doing what you feel is the best for both you and C.

I think it's very "conscious" of you to know when to conserve your energy. You're very wise, dear lady.

Like so many others here, who come and receive your grace each day...I too will miss you.

I will always be sending you both, much love and support!

Thank you for what you've given here...we are all the more blessed because of it!

Be well, dear lady!

Douglas W said...

What else can I say... Thank you!

frog ponds rock... said...

Oh casdok.. I will miss you.. all the best.. and Thankyou for making me think outside the square..

cheers kim

motherx said...

Come back soon. Def Miss you! X

nitebyrd said...

Yours is the second blog I've visited today who is saying, "Good-bye." It's sad for me but I know it's necessary for you and C. Take care of both of you. You'll be in my thoughts. You are lucky to have each other. I want to thank you for your wonderful posts and educating me on Autism.

I hope you'll find time to stop by once in a while to say, "Hi!"

MMMMMWAH!

athenivanidx said...

miss ya casdok.......I too started reading your blog only recently........

best of luck to you and C

take care

Athena of athenivanidx

Ellee Seymour said...

Casdok, you are doing the right thing. I know how distracting blogging is and C must be your priority. I send you both my warmest wishes, take care.

family affairs said...

For someone who gets 122 comments on your last posting, you will clearly be hugely missed! Keep in touch and good luck with the funding....you have a lot of support so don't disappear completely! Lx

cbh said...

i 100% understand your reasoning for breaking from blogging but hope that when the timing is right you'll come back to us. in the mean time i will be reading your older posts. good luck to you both!

TheBirdman33 said...

Good luck with your break. We will miss you and thinking about you.

Attila The Mom said...

:::sniff sniff::: Keep in touch and let us know how it's going.

xoxoxox

She's like the wind said...

Your posts have been fantastic, informative and made us all see autism from a different prospective, you are a wonderful mother and a great voice. Not only have you shared your own experiences you have brought to my attention many other thought provoking posts. I didn't always have time to catch up on all your posts, as I once told you, you post to often for me to keep up! It has been a pleasure reading you and I wish you and your handsome son all the very best for the future.

The world needs people like you.

love and hugs xx

Stinking Billy said...

casdok, 127 comments! What does that tell you? Well, peaches, I only have one thing to say to you, if you never come back I will keep you in my blog links for as long as your home page exists, AND I will keep checking in, here. x

Hammer said...

Terrific list.

As soon as I come back you take off :)

Sass E-mum said...

I've been a pretty recent visitor to your blog and you've been an education. And a lot of fun.

Best of luck to you and C. I look forward to seeing you around when you can make it.

Deb said...

I understand the need to take a blog break. I will miss you, and your insightful and witty posts. Please be well and take care along the well.

My best to you and C,
Deb

katy said...

joining you in taking a break hope to be back, till then love to both you an C x

leslie said...

Warmest wishes from western Canada. Your son must be your first priority, but if you have some time please do drop in and keep in touch. I'll miss your frequent posts. Hopefully, things will work out for you both and you'll be able to come back blogging and let us all know how wonderful life is - for you AND C. Love and hugs, Leslie

Maddie Moon said...

Good luck and best wishes for the future for you and C.

The Muse said...

I will certianly miss your posts. I know I don't comment all of the time, but I do read them...

I hope everything works well for C. The kids should always come first.

I will continue to stop by from time to time to see any updates.

Good luck and take care!

Jennie said...

ohh I shall miss you!!
You are an amazing woman!

Daisy said...

Several of my favorite bloggers seem to be quitting all at once! (((sad))) I will miss you so much. My best to you--love, prayers, kisses and lots of Deadhead vibes.

Dad Stuff said...

We will miss you.
Good luck as you and C look to the future.

Melissa said...

Your posts will definitely be missed, you provide such valuable insight to those in and outside of the autism community.

Your son's message is beautiful and one that should be heard by all.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Bon chance and what a fantastic mum you are and inspirational too. Don't leave it too log to come back and visit. Au revoir for now.

MarmiteToasty said...

((((casdok and C)))))) fank you both for all you have given to so many people, for also helping those of us that didnt fully understand everything that goes along with your lives.... you sure have been and inspiration to not only me but Im sure to many many that have come by your blob......

You have opened eyes and hearts and souls you have education dumb arses like me with your knowledge and understanding..... thank you for making my world of understanding a better place.....

much love and best wishes to you and C as you travel this next part of the journey....... come back when you can.... you will be deeply missed....

much much love Melody(marmitetoasty)...

OXO

dawn said...

You will be sorely missed wonder mom!!! I totally understand your reasons. Remember if you need to vent you can always e-mail me, my address on my site. I would love to here from you. Til then my friend

Joker The Lurcher said...

the very best of luck with sorting things out. i'll miss you!

Grit said...

i hope you and c come back to blog land in the future to help me think outside my box. good fortune to you both.

Jocelyn said...

You darling woman. All the best to you and C.

You have changed me.

QUASAR9 said...

ENJOY!

But Why? said...

Hey,

Thanks for giving us all such a great blog, an insight into your life and making us think.

Now go and find at least five minutes to put your feet up!

SB said...

just want you to know we're still thinking of you and C.

Stinking Billy said...

casdok, okay, time's up, come back in Number 1. You are clearly a lady who means what she says (and says what she means), but there is a big hole back here where you used to be. When I decide to take a break it is invariably only for coffee, not the millenium. Missing you? Me? You'd better believe it.

TEOM said...

You have already done so much good with this blog...I think it is great you are taking a break when you need one.

Stinking Billy said...

casdok, just checking, and I hope that you and C are both keeping well. x

Nea said...

Thank you Casdok. Good luck and best wishes to you and C.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Missing you, Casdok, and hoping that you and C are doing well. We will all look forward to hearing from you again some time soon. M xx

Betsy said...

Hi there. As you know I have triplet teenage boys with autism. They hold their fingers in their ears, too, because of their hyper sensitive hearing. Several months back I bought them headsets....just inexpensive ones from the hardware store that are designed to protect your ears while using power tools. Well, the boys just love them. It muffles the sounds but they can still hear me talk to them. And it frees up their hands to do other things. I was wondering if you ever tried anything like that for "C". Hope your little blog break is going well for you!

Casdok said...

Betsy, good to hear the headphones are working for your boys. Yes we have tried headphones on C, but he would just put his fingers in his ears under them!

Karen said...

I am sad, I just found you and you are taking time off! I totally understand.

Best of luck in the transition.

¿Yh8? said...

Humanity is true beauty where virtual is a mere reflection of it's existence. RL (Real Life) should always be a priority over any virtual residues. I am very honored to have had your visitation in the past and am happy for C that he has a person with as big a heart as yours. He is extremely fortunate to have been given the gift of being placed in this world so close to a radiant heart. Keep being an example.

FYI- as the "man behind the mask" so-to-speak, I have had to take time away from my blog as well. You are invited to view a more personal perspective of the RL being known as Yh8 at my personal blog.

In the meantime and in between time, take care and never stop questioning WHY HATE?

LAA and Family said...

Best wishes to you. You are a wonderful Mom to your son. I hope that you will be able to get the help that you and C need!

Stinking Billy said...

Just visiting again, but I hope to get a surprise one of these fine days. You never know. x

Julie - virtualvoyage1.wordpress.com said...

Casdok, just to let you know I've moved over to WordPress if you ever want to drop by. It has some features which makes managing blogging easier - posting in categories is one.

Current post is on Wakehurst - we had a run down this afternoon. Hope things are going well for you both.

~Miss Nelson said...

You are in my thoughts. I hope all is going well for you.

mollyalexis said...

I can't click on your email, for some reason, but I had a question for you. You said that your son lives with his fingers in his ears? Does he do it at home too? Will he wear earphones or earmuffs? I'm really having a hard time with my son lately with the ear plugging. I would love some advice from a veteran.

Casdok said...

Yes C does live with his fingers in his ears, even when sleeping eating and going to the loo! If he does have to take one hand away he will then plug his ear with his shoulder!
I will email you. :)

Michelle (the beartwinsmom) said...

ACK! I have been a bad blogger buddy and haven't been keeping up with you. :-( You are on my reader list and I have been so swamped with grad school and my depression that I missed what has been going on with you. Ugh. I'm so sorry!!

I hope your break re-energises you and you come back ready to lead the charge again! I'll miss you.

Warm regards,
Michelle aka The Beartwinsmom

CrazyCath said...

Just popping by again. Often do. Hope you and C are well.

Judith said...

I miss you and hope that you and C are doing well.

Sending good vibes your way.

John-Michael said...

You know ...

vivavavoom said...

miss you....come back to the blog world!!

Stinking Billy said...

casdok, if anybody comes looking for your lovely pic after my post of today "Show Yourself", I wish them luck. I couldn't find it. :-(

I really am hopeless at searching.

Swearing Mother said...

Good luck to you and your lovely boy Casdok, will be waiting to read you again.

xx

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Stinking Billy said...

Hi, still thinking of you. Stay safe. X

CAMILLA said...

Hi Casdok,

Sorry I'm late, just to say brilliant news about the funding of placement for your darling son 'C', I am soooo pleased for you both.

I am here if you need a chat Casdok.

Camilla.xx

John-Michael said...

I am overjoyed to see you on Crystal's comment area!! I have missed You sorely. I want You to know that.

Lovingly ...

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hope all is going well.

Nose hugs!!

:@}

Eileen said...

I have been thinking about you and C, especially with Mother's Day happening here in United States. Just wanted to say Hello, and I hope things are going well for the both of you.

You are missed, very much, in the blogging world.

XOXOX

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Hi Casdok . . .yes I have been thinking about you and C too . . .so also popping in to say hi and offer you a hug . . .

Motherhood for Dummies said...

still gone!? come back to us :)

Melinda said...

wishing you and your son the very best life has to offer! My thoughts are with you

~Zurama~ said...

I just love your blog. C is a lot like my Mickie, but younger. You are a wonderful mom!
I just saw Mickie video among the 15!