Monday, August 13, 2007

The opposite of mild


Our one remaining ECI therapist just called to schedule the twins' annual IFSP meetings. She said, "Hard to believe it's been a year, isn't it?"

I wanted to say, "Oh, honey, it feels as if it's been a lifetime". But she's new, and I like her, so I just said, "Yeah".

Last summer the ECI evaluator told me she thought I was imagining PDD because I was a special ed. teacher, and was over-reacting. She thought it might be sensory integration problems or maybe mild PDD. I have never, ever wanted so much to believe someone, but I just didn't. I called this blog "Hoopdeedoo and PDD", because that soundsd milder, and I was still hoping for "mild".

I love my boys for the wonderful, silly, sweet guys that they are. I also would love for them to have a milder kind of autism, whatever that means.

My oldest son calls any food which isn't absolutely bland "spicy" (yogurt, orange juice with pulp, etc.) I was thinking that rather then considering our situation "severe", I could think of that other opposite of mild: spicy.

7 comments:

Niksmom said...

Ph but "spicy" can be sooooo much more interesting, dontchaknow? ;)

KAL said...

Spicy is so much better than bland, but I do know what you mean!

Mom without a manual said...

I like the concept. I crave spicy but it tends to give me heartburn. Very appropriate!

burgiboogie said...

I remember the oh "IF he is, he is so mild!" 3.5 years later, and we are certainly spicy!! It doesn't matter really, I don't think there is a good definition for our kids, much less salsa. It is a matter of opinion.

March Day said...

I like it! Life with a little hot sauce!

Angela said...

Spicy - I like that description.

Smiles!

mumkeepingsane said...

I'm crying and laughing at the same time. Patrick also uses 'spicy' in an unorthodox manner. You've hit an emotional nerve but in a very good way. Wait till I tell my husband we've graduated from severe to spicy. I love it!