Parenting Humor:

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep on the couch. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position on the couch and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: ‘Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.’

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: ‘He lives in a home with four children — he’s trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?’

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Quote For The Day:

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos
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Blonde Humor:

At a dinner party, several of the guests were arguing whether men or women were more trustworthy. No woman, said one man, scornfully, can keep a secret. I don’t know about that, answered a blonde woman guest. I have kept my age a secret since I was twenty-one. You’ll let it out some day, the man insisted. I hardly think so responded the blonde lady. When a woman has kept a secret for twenty-seven years, she can keep it forever!
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Quote For The Day:

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard
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Morning Meltdown…

Well, it has been a morning, here!  Our Autistic son refused his medications this morning.  Attempted to hit them out of my hand.  I told him he could take them in a bit.  He said no… they taste bad!  So, I explained he should take them with apple juice.  He said no.  So, I went about business as usual and left them out for him.  I made french toast sticks for the rest of the kids for breakfast.  He came in the kitchen and said… Where are my pancakes?  I explained that I would make him some as soon as he took his medicine.  He said… no… they are eating… I and explained and they have all had their medicine this morning.  So, he went over and took his medications in his  hand and then threw them in the trash!  I asked if he knew  how expensive that medicine is?  He said, I don’t care… now, make me my pancakes!  I said, as soon as you take your medicine, I would be more than happy to make them… he said I can’t… I threw them away!  I said… wow, why do you think the doctors give you medicine?  Because you need it!  You don’t want to cough and get sick… I know was his response… don’t care.  Again tried bullying me to make the pancakes… If you don’t  make them… then I will throw your phone.  (cell)  I explained that he was 12 and he can make his own pancakes… he use to do it all the time… he said Nope….you do it he said and threw my phone.  So, I took another approach and said… you take your meds and I will make them.  I took the pancakes out of the freezer and put them on a plate… he said… I can’t… they are in the trash… I said why is that?  I can get you some more… but I am not going to do that if you are going to throw them away!  He again tried to bully me… by throwing his sister’s French toast sticks into the trash… she just looked at me… I said not worry.  I can make you more… I know… she said… I asked her to go into the room… until… she said… things calm down…  I winked and off she went.  He then threw the house phone on the floor!  He then started hitting me… kicked me… when he turned I gave him a hug from behind…  sometimes the tightness/pressure calms him… he began head bunting me.  Then bit my hand… in the shuffle his glass came off and landed on the floor.  This made him even more mad!  He began… hitting and thrashing, took my ipod off the charger and threw it on the floor several times and stomped on it!!   Getting  no reaction out of me…  he went into the living and punched my laptop… He finally at that point began to cry and scream… meltdown… over!  Thank you God!!  He composed himself and asked very nicely for his medication.  I gave it to him… he took them… I put the pancakes in the microwave… added syrup and cut them… he said thanks through his teeth.  Ate them… then the switch was flipped… he asked if he could go on the ipad… then proceeded to show me his mindcraft world… etc…  back to a good place.  Not sure how long this one lasted but it seemed like hours!  I am sore and will probably be bruised.  After a few minutes… he began helping pick up the war zone… he put the house phone back together… took the locked passcode off my ipod that he had made and put it back on its station.  However, the docking station got bent in the process so he was unable to put it back on.  He went and got the old station and put the ipod on it.  Then asked about his bent glasses… and I told him we could take them to get fixed later.  He looked in the cupboard and found his old ones for now.  House phone seems to be working… cell phone ok… he is calm and listening to his headphones.  I went out on the deck… and had my own… little meltdown… cry… Whew… that was rough… pulled myself together and back inside kids were all doing great… asked if they could go out and play… Of course was my response… thanked them for being good… and understanding… son said, “We know.. that is just the way he is…”  gave them all a hug and off they went outside to play!!

I am tired and sore!  And people wonder why, I weigh … 900 pounds!  LOLOL

Thanks for the support!  Little Karl

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Food For Thought:

A dead albatross shows what happens when we litter. A living dumpster.

I don’t know if this is a staged picture or not… but whatever it be… STILL MAKES YOU THINK!!  Little Karl

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Quote of the Day:

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Leah LaBelle
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