Hi. My name is Jesse. I am a tweenaged boy that lives in rural Saskatchewan, on the Canadian Prairies. I love life and have a lot of adventures. I am the best kid ever, and everyone who works with me loves me.
Mom writes for me, as I am completely nonverbal. I am diagnosed with autism and a moderate to severe cognitive disability, and my adventures are somewhat defined by that. They are also defined by how much unsupervised kitchen time I get. Mom likes to tell other people about my antics, and often she laughs. Hard. Other people laugh, too. This blog comes out of that. Enjoy reading and laughing.
I'll let Mom finish the rest, I've got a kitchen to dirty.
My name is Naomi, and I am Mom. I am a 40-something mom of 7. I live on the Canadian Prairies with my husband, Jesse, and 3 of my other kids (some of my kids are grown up). Jesse is number 5 in the lineup; and has three brothers and three sisters. Our oldest daughter is a quadriplegic and lives in a group home in the city. The rest of our kids are 'normal'.
I am a stay at home mom and I love it. I have always wanted to write, and it has occurred to me that a blog might be just the right amount of bite-sized writing that I can handle. Plus, I really love making people laugh with my stories of Jesse's goings-on. They truly can be seen as hilarious; and sometimes, moderately upsetting. Those two things actually do go together. Life is full of wonderful, and often, difficult things. I try to focus on what is good, and how I can make difficult things better.
If you are a person that has been touched by autism, I hope you can read this, relate, and have a good laugh. The goal for this page is to look at the lighter side of parenting a child with disabilities, and for you to be blessed by reading it. I am certainly blessed to write about it!
Drop me a line if you want to connect. I'd love to hear from you. And, if you have a blog, tell me about it! I'm always up for a good read.
You are welcome to keep coming back here to see new content. We will try to update the blog twice a week, with occasional content from Mom's perspective. Have fun and enjoy!