Archive for June, 2012

Summer is here… insanity is near…

My kids’ last day of school was yesterday.  They were home for an hour and already bored.

My oldest still has trouble believing that I don’t become a recreational director once school is out.  He couldn’t believe how bored he was.  He kept moping around, sighing.

The other two were just watching tv.  I’ve already had to tell them a million thousand hundred  several times to pick stuff up, don’t eat in the family room, and stop hitting one another.

Today my middle guy and I put up a canopy.  It’s one of those things that about 10 by 20 feet and is made to keep a car under.  Here’s a link to one. Anyway, we did a great job.  I was proud of his helping.  His TSS helped us a lot.  We were proud of ourselves and gave each other high fives.

His next question to me was, “So, Mom, did I earn electronics?”

He did.  He certainly did.

We ate a picnic lunch under the canopy.  We noticed some fire ants.  My daughter, who wants to be a zoologist when she grows up, told me some interesting ant facts.

It has been a great day.

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A great resource I want to share: Quotes for Kids

I met an amazing woman the other day.  Her name is Lisa Meyer and she wrote the book called Quotes for Kids: Today’s Interpretations of Timeless Quotes Designed to Nurture the Young Spirit.

I think this book is a great resource for social skills, communication, life skills, etc. for our kiddos with autism and for typical kids, too.  Here’s an excerpt from her website:

It all began in my early teens when my father gave a book to me. I devoured the quotations like a sponge and memorized all of my favorites. I still have that very same book! And, I still love quotations. When it came time for me to write and self-publish my own book, I gathered my favorite quotations and added explanations for them along with simple illustrations to help create a clear interpretation of each quote. That’s how Quotes for Kids was born! (My presentation tells the rest of that story – there’s much more to it!) My goal is to kindle a love for quotations in young people today to warm their hearts and to help them make good choices for a lifetime.

I don’t know how your kids are, but my kiddos like quotations once they know what they mean.  I have a copy of the book and the reproducible workbook, and am looking forward to going through them with my kids this summer.

If you want to look at this book on amazon, and buy it, use this link will take you there.  It is my amazon affiliate link, so I will make a commission off of your order.  Just sayin’.

Regardless, it’s a good book.  I highly recommend it.