4 01 2012

My mother-in-law asked me if “we were writing things we shouldn’t be writing” in the blog (even though I’m the only one writing and “you” may have been a better pronoun).  Clearly, I am an open book, so I do not feel as if I’m sharing any more or less than needs to be shared, but she did make me think about what Cameron will think when he reads this.  How will Cameron be affected by what I write.  So, I decided to tell Cameron about this blog of mine.  

We started at bedtime, his favorite time to talk– probably because he gets to postpone the sleeping part of bedtime for a bit longer.  After a quick explanation of what a blog is, what it means, and who can read it, I told him I write one about him and his sensory issues.  I started to tell him why I write, when he interrupted and said, “It’s so you can help other kids like me, right?”  Wow.  I have one insightful kid!  I said he was right, and continued to let him know that it was to help kids, but  I’m also writing to help parents and families who have kids who struggle like he does, and I’m writing for me because I feel like I’m a better mom when I can express my feelings. 

I told him I wrote about his poop-hiding, and he laughed.  “Funny now, not funny then,” was my response.  

He then said, “Did you write about my handwriting, because my teacher yelled at me about my handwriting today?” 

“That was the last blog I wrote, Cameron!”  There’s that insight again. 





2 responses

4 01 2012
Jenn Schaal


4 01 2012

Grandma’s truly love their grandkids and just try to protect them. Unfortuntely they do not always come across with the tact and compassion that they should. Cameron is awesome and I am so happy that you can talk to him so openly. He should never feel shame or embarassment because he his sensory issues. I know he will be ok because he has a mom who loves him so much:) I hope your writing is still helping you because I am sure it is helping many others who may feel just as alone and frustrated as you and Jon did. Don’t let the little comments from the grandparents get to you. I Love ya

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