Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children
Thankfully I'm not yet at the stage where parents are comparing report cards and sharing amazing stories about their kids, but I know that is coming soon. And I'm actually okay with that, I've been lucky enough to surround myself with people who are understanding, accepting and open minded.
One of the reasons I am so "into" scrapbooking and taking pictures is because of self esteem. I didn't have a whole lot growing up (I still struggle with it to this day), so that is something I want to instill in Roman every day. That he is original, one of a kind and amazing. Here is a page that I did the day we learned he was on the autism spectrum.
Doing layouts and making art is therapeutic for me. Sometimes its hard to get over yourself when you have a non-typical kiddo. This definitely helps me focus on what matters most. Some days when Zach gets home I confine myself to the office for a few hours until I get my groove back. And that is totally okay.
Documenting the good and the not so good. Because that's life. Anyway, the book is in my shopping cart, I am so excited to get my read on.