~In the words of the Grammar Snob.....I tend to curse and make little things seem like BIG FREAKING THINGS and overreact and think the world revolves around me. BUT! I can be sweet and charming sometimes. You should focus on those times.~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My sweet little E-boy

Ethan has been recently diagnosed with low-grade Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has been having a lot of trouble in school this year. Of course we've been aware of some of the minor and seperate issues he's had over years (blocked bowells, sensativity to noise, SID, Apraxia, Tics, OCD, etc) and I have been trying to get a Doctor to give me some kind of diganosis for each of these things individually. But I had no idea that all these issue combine equal autism. The nail in the autism coffin is that he has become violent. Of course he is still the sweet loving Ethan we know, but when something sets him off he tends to hurt people to make them stop what they're doing. A couple months back he walked across his kinder room and cut a little girl with scissors (thank goodness she didn't get more than just a scratch). When asked why he did this he said that she was making too much noise and wouldn't be quiet. I am so sad to see him struggling like this and we are doing everything in our power to help him. His preschool teachers are just so shocked by everything I have told them because, although they noticed the individual problems, they never once had a problem with Ethan like we're having this year. He only goes to school half day. I pick him up everyday at 11 right after lunch. This hasn't solved the problem although he comes home everyday and has a nap and I'm sure he needs them. He is doing fine acidemically, doing everything at grade level. Besides getting him the appropriate therapies we will be holding him back so that he can do Kindergarten again as a more mature little boy. If we let him continue onto 1st grade next year I know he will just stil further and further behind. So this situation has been pretty rough, but we have been dealing with it for years without a name. Now it just has a name and actual things we can do to help this little boy adjust and settle into a pretty normal life.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Songs I Want To Learn

A while back I posted a list of songs that I sing for karaoke. Now I've been compiling a list of songs I want to learn.

A Bad Goodbye Clint Black/Wynona
Amazing Aerosmith
Angry All The Time Faith Hill/Tim McGraw
Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better Annie Get Your Gun
Baby It's Cold Outside Tom Jones
Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
Breath Faith Hill
Cry Faith Hill
Don't Worry Bout a Thing SheDaisy
Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
Dream On Aerosmith
Every Other Weekend Reba McIntire
Express Yourself Madonna
Fading Like a Flower Roxette
Georgia Rain Trisha Yearwood
Girlfriend Avril Lavign
Guilty Barbara Streisand/Barry Gibb
Gun Powder and Lead Miranda Lambert
Hanky Panky Madonna
Hey Baby Lets Go To Vegas Faith Hill
Hit Em Up Style Blue Cantrell
Holy Water Big and Rich
Hopelessly Devoted Olivia Newton-John
I love My Life Jaime O'Neal
I Love You Always & Forever Donna Lewis
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Jackson Johnny Cash/June Carter
Just A Dream Carrie Underwood
Let's Make Love Faith Hill/Tim McGraw
Linger Cranberries
Listen Beyonce
Love Is a Battlefiels Pat Benetar
Love Like This Natasha Bedingfield
Lucky For You(Tonight I'm just me) SheDaisy
Mine All Mine SheDaisy
Mississippi Girl Faith Hill
My Perogitive Britney Spears
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
No More Words Berlin
No Place That Far Sara Evans
Not Ready To Make Nice Dixie Chicks
Nothing Better To Do Leann Rimes
Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O'Connor
Picture To Burn Taylor Swift
Please Remember Me Leann Rimes
Realize Colbie Calait
Rehab Amy Winehouse
Should've Said No Taylor Swift
Something More Sugarland
Take A Bow Rihanna
Thank U Alanis Morrisette
There Will Come a Day Faith Hill
There You'll Be Faith Hill
When I Think of You Janet Jackson
When You're Gone Avril Lavign
Where Are You Christmas Faith Hill
Who Says You Can't Go Home Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles
Wild Angels Martina McBride
You Belong To Me Carly Simon
You Don't Bring Me Flowers Barbara Streisand/Neil Diamond
You'll Always Be My Baby Sara Evans
You're The Inspiration Chicago

Wednesday, December 10, 2008