Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just in Case You're Bored

It is Saturday, and I am not entirely sure that anyone reads blogs on Saturdays, but the weather is really bad, so maybe you all are stuck inside and have nothing to do and were hoping for some fresh blog content today. Well, I am here to serve.

First, I'd like to tell you that there is a tiny group of us who like my Stimeyland Facebook page. Feel free to like me over there if you want to join us and find fresh new content such as that which you see below.

Or, if you're tired of having to follow everybody on 16 different platforms, don't bother. I won't be offended. I'll probably end up posting links to Stimeyland-related things that don't get a whole post here and also links to other places I write. I may also post a lot of pictures of mice.

The reason I posted that particular status update that you see up there is because I have been thinking about my kids as brothers lately. Varda of The Squashed Bologna has a new series going on called Special Needs Siblings Saturday and I am featured there today in a post about siblings as a 24/7 social skills group.

Just in case it's still raining, I have one more place you can go read me today. (Jeez, are you as sick of me as I am?) I posted yesterday at Hopeful Parents about the long path Jack and I took to get a diagnosis for him and to find the doctor who will help us coordinate all his care. It actually started as something quite different, but then mutated into what is there now.

I wrote about all of this as it was happening over the course of the past four years, but I'd never put it all together in one long string. It's kind of a bummer to see how many people blew us off and for how long. The real lesson there, I think, is that you know your child best and that you have to persevere. But, damn, it sucks.

All right, that's enough out of me. Hopefully that's enough to keep you busy today. Have a wonderful weekend, and may the sun come out on you.

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