Saturday, June 8, 2013

On hiatus...

I guess it's pretty obvious since I've posted all of one time in the last six months, but I'm making it official (if anyone's still reading at this point).

It's not that nothing is happening, actually we've been busy as usual.

Part of it is that after YEARS of sleep-deprivation-turned-insomnia, I am finally able to sleep. Maybe my body is trying to make up for all those years, but I find that I no longer have the energy for the late-night writing that produced a lot of my prior posts.

Part of it is that this was kinda-sorta supposed to be an autism blog, and at the moment I don't really have much to say about autism. I mean, it's always there and it influences so much of what we do and how we interact as a family, but it's there in the way that oxygen is always there and I don't always notice it anymore. Maybe that's because all of our children are autistic so it's all we know. Developmentally, we seem to have reached a plateau of sorts, so we are still dealing with a lot of the same stuff we've been dealing with, and I don't have much to say about it that I haven't already said.

Part of it is that as my twins get older (they just turned 12 if you can believe that, they were not quite 7 when I started the blog!), I feel like it's not just my story to tell anymore. I mean, thinking ahead 5 or 10 years, it's one thing for them to find stories I have written for the world to see about when they were little, but I'm not sure how they'll feel about me continuing to write about them as they approach adolescence (I can't believe I just used that word in reference to my babies, ack). There's some stuff I still feel comfortable sharing, but not as much as when they were younger (and not as much as I still feel I can share about Bitty).

I'm taking lots of pictures but I haven't had time to post many of them yet (and after enough time passes it seems weird to go back and post them but I may eventually do it anyway). It might have something to do with the fact that my computer has been all but taken over by a certain Little Bitty who loves to play Roblox and take pictures of Thomas faces (on the computer) with my phone. When I do manage to get some computer time, it is usually spent uploading and cropping these for him:

I'm not ready to give up on the blog just yet - I still like having a place to journal, to share and connect with others, and I enjoy writing even if I'm in a bit of a writing funk right now. So I'm just going to call it a hiatus and take a break.

In the meantime, I'll still be around and reading although if I'm on my phone I may not comment (sorry, typing on the phone makes me batty sometimes).

You can also find me at the links below and I'd love to connect there as well (although, full disclosure I'm rarely on Twitter or Pinterest, they get a little overwhelming!).

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...and in case I'm not back for a while I want to say that I'm grateful for the friends that I've "met" through blogging. Ya'll are awesome and it means the world to know we're not alone in this journey. xoxo


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I'm a mom of three boys on the autism spectrum, 11-yr-old identical twins and a 7-yr-old. My husband is a SAHD.


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