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Love is Complicated

A friend once asked me – and she was asking this as a long-time friend who knew that I trusted her, and with whom I shared a 100% honesty rule – if I loved my son less than my daughter because he is autistic. I considered the question seriously. After all, this was a friend […]

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Niksmom - January 23, 2013 - 3:38 pm

This was just lovely. Beautiful.

I’m not sure how you did it, but you just perfectly summed up my feelings for my own son. The ferocity of all of it. Every minute, every up, every down…SO.INTENSE.

And I wouldn’t trade it for the world if it meant not having my boy with me.

Different. But Equal?

I’m about to work out some thoughts on the Interwebs that I should probably just keep to myself. Because I’m sure that if anyone stumbles across these, I will surely receive a slew of comments accusing me of being “ableist” or “hateful” towards my son and all other Autistics out there. The fact is that […]

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New Clothes, Rage and Guilt

So the weekend started out promisingly enough.  I stopped work early and went to the mall for a rare (and I mean RARE) two hour wardrobe update experience.  Not to get too far off topic, but I just need to confess that I don’t even bother shopping on sale. I get to the mall about […]

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LH - May 4, 2013 - 11:44 pm

I know this is an older post but I just found your blog and started at the beginning. I also read a blog “No Points for Style”. It is not an autism blog, but you will be able to identify with the Mom that writes about her mentally ill son. The story “Love with Teeth” is amazing and no holds barred honest. I hope it helps. http://www.nopointsforstyle.com/2011/01/love-with-teeth.ht

Maya - May 7, 2013 - 10:48 pm

I read Adrienne’s blog post — the link you sent me — and it all sounded so familiar. I totally agree with being brutally honest, because sometimes the truth is all I have in life. I just don’t have the energy to carefully select my words so that other people feel less awkward about my situation. Also, Adrienne and I are in an autism bloggers forum together, so it was kind of amusing that a total stranger brought me to one of her blog posts. Thank you for pointing that post out!

On Not Being a Very Good Mother

So I feel like [insert bad word] today about my parenting skills.  I’m questioning the wisdom of posting this plainly on the Interwebs, where strangers can judge me.  But I’m committing more fully to writing these days, as I’m finding it effective in helping me figure out just who I am these days. Yesterday, my […]

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