Four days since I started blogging and I am already 4 days behind! I'm really not slacking just not enough time in the day for the post to come up on any priority list.
I have finally ended my search for a new vehicle after I totaled my van last month. Insurance payment after a very large premium (which we chose to save money) left me with very little to get a proper form of transportation to haul 3 kids (4 if you include hubby) and sometimes my Mother.
My Father-in-law being one of the many older men in the south that still is in the habit of making tons of aquaintances for the mere purpose of trade (usually "trade that horse for a car trailer), was very helpful to me in my search. He has always been one of my favorite people and although he has never judged or said anything out of the way since we got the diagnosis in January that his grandson was autistic. He firmly does not believe it.
While visiting with him, I tell him of all the progress that has been made in the last week and how "No" is now a favorite word and used in the correct context, not just for sound. I tell him how he found a picture of hubby when he was very young and said his own name pointing at the picture. How he pounds on his little piano and pretends to be singing the ending song on Elmo's World.
I see the smile on his face and I am happy that someone else gets why these things are such accomplishments and it feels supporting to have someone else be happy for these breakthru's. He points his finger at me and says with a laugh,
"I told ya he'd grow out of it!"