There are plenty of reasons to get excited….usually they involve some kind of new skill learned or a breakthrough of some sort. I could be excited that I have 2 kids who are peeing (only) on the potty…..I could be excited some of the little activities I made were enjoyed by my son. I could be excited that we still have another week before the inevitable battles that will come with trying out the summer school program. But today is excitement for myself. I read over the weekend that Temple Grandin is coming HERE. Apparently this was announced back in April, but I never knew. Anyway, she will be here for a lecture one month from now!
Having read 4 of her books and seen the movie (which, incidentally, if you haven’t seen, you should. I have kept it on my DVR for at least 2 years now.), I have learned a lot about autism spectrum disorders and the way some of these kids/people think. A lot of the most helpful ways that she learned and processed things sound so much like my little Buggy. I have heard from many sources that hearing her speak in person is simply incredible.
SO…tickets are purchased for my mom and me….now I just need baby 3 to cooperate and keep cooking without any problems so we can actually attend.