Yes or No?

Do you like me? Circle one!

Did you ever get a note like this in school? No middle ground there. Either you mark yes or no.

In the grown up world, there is gray. There is compromise. The best relationships thrive on compromise. You want this. I want that. We meet in the middle. We take turns. We each give a little. My husband and I have been blessed with almost 12 years of practice at compromise. We do it well.

Your turn, my turn, let’s meet in the middle.

Am I always happy? No.
Is he always happy? No.

But we usually are. And we are solid.

That’s why I am at a loss right now. For the first time in our relationship, we have reached a stalemate.

We are on opposite sides of an issue. A big issue. There is no middle ground in this one. There is yes and no. Either answer is huge and possibly life changing. There is no compromise.

Magic 8 Ball?

Rock, Paper, Scissors?

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, in a jar?

Have you ever been in a stalemate with your partner? A big one? How did you work through it?

~~~Edited to add: This is not a make or break issue for hubs and I. WE are fine. :) There is just a big decision that needs to be made and we can’t seem to get on the same page.

My John Hancock

Thursday Thinking #8

This is a weekly series that I hope you will take part in. Basically, I will ask a question, you answer. Easy-peasy. ūüėČ Sometimes the questions will be very simple and easy to answer in one word. Other times they may be more controversial and require a bit thought on your part.


What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Mine is the Glee (Warblers) version of “Raise Your Glass”.

(Are you still my friend? Helloooooooo?)

My John Hancock

I’m not sure what that bone is connected to.

Faith is a creature of habit, like most children with autism. She likes things to stay the same. Sometimes that can mean wearing the same shirt for 76 days in a row.

Yes, I washed it regularly…don’t look at me like that…

When a change is made, and accepted, it is cause for celebration around here. When the change even makes us laugh, well, so much the better.

Faith is rough on socks. Like, really rough. She can’t lift her legs fully in a normal gait due to the stroke and hemiplegic cerebral palsy. She shuffles her feet which results in holes in her socks very quickly. I am always on the hunt for a “better” sock that will be able to stand up to her shuffling. We have been pretty lucky that she has not seemed to notice when we switch sock brands.

Until now.

We had determined that the current brand was wearing out just as quick as all the previous brands. During a stop at a local store we grabbed a new brand to try. This pair had an emblom on the side. None of her pervious socks did, they always had writing on the bottom. She was fascinated by this black symbol. She touched it several times, then looked up very earnestly and said,

“It’s a bone! A¬†dinosaur¬†bone! Is it a doggie bone? Or a leg bone! Is it an arm bone?”

Hubby smiled and said to her “Faith, that is a Swoosh.”

She nodded, then slowly turned and said to herself…..”Oh, it’s the Swoosh bone!”

My John Hancock


Visiting a Purple Octopus

Today I am hanging out on the SPD Blogging Network . If you get a chance check them out. They are a collective (I feel very Borg -like writing that HA!) of bloggers who are dealing with and supporting each other through a large variety Sensory Processing Disorders. Take a peek around, lots of great information and people over there.

SPD Blogger Network


Hey Y’all!

I need your help!

I need exposure!

I’m just getting this blog started, but I expect it to really take off soon. I hope to be able to offer amazing giveaways in the future, but in order to do that, I need to convince manufacturers that I have a great reader base.

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Pretty please with sugar on top?

I plan on reviewing products that I have found helpful in my life as a mom of special needs children. In my own research of products, I feel that this is an area of reviews that is lacking. I can find lots of reviews from a typical parent viewpoint, but almost nothing on how it relates to me as a special needs parent.