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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I never imagined last night when I asked you to run over to my son's blog and check him out that so many of you would do it, and follow him. You should have seen him this morning. The first thing he said was "Mom, I've got lots more followers now! And there are comments!" He was ecstatic.

I think that I may allow him to use one of the netbooks we have lying about the house. It will make it much easier for him to write and to respond on his blog. I took his computer from him almost two years ago. Having autism also means zeroing in on things and being unable to get off of that track. We thought it best to take the laptop.

I think though that I'll give him a trial period on the netbook and lock it down the best I can and see what happens. I signed onto his site a minute ago and he has quite a few unmoderated comments. He said that he was trying to respond to everyone but his fingers got tired. BURN for mom! I'll get him rocking with the netbook tomorrow.

You guys are awesome! Thank you so very much for making this boy's day! He really doesn't have much in his life to get excited about. He's different and he's smart enough to know that his autism causes him all sorts of awkward situations. He knows that kids have a hard time with him and he knows that adults do as well. You all made a child extremely happy today. Thank you again!

I got a Mac today and am having a terrible time trying to figure the thing out! Maybe I shouldn't have had all that wine before hand?


Robin July 7, 2010 at 1:23 AM  

I am so glad your friends all came through for you. He really is a good writer.

You'll figure out the Mac soon enough. You can do anything!

Unknown July 7, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

I saw he responded to my comment already, he's such a sweet boy Diva : ) And he's ALREADY posted another poem!

It has to be settled, we're moving closer so we can hang out at these middle of the night (morning?) hours!

Yenta Mary July 7, 2010 at 4:01 AM  

Oh, your son's poetry is beautiful! It's almost better when there is more disability, such that the awareness of difference isn't there. My own son has been diagnosed with bipolar though he's almost exclusively manic, and his own difficulties hurt my heart. So I'm happy to do what I can for your son ... :)

KNB July 7, 2010 at 6:59 AM  

I've given you a Blog with Substance award. please stop by my blog and pick it up!

Christy July 7, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

I think most of us start blogging in part to connect to others and find that there is a lot of support too. I, for one, am happy to support him. The more positive reinforcement he receives, the more he will excel. And, btw, he actually writes great poetry.

W.C.Camp July 7, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

You might just 'check-out' a computer for Joshua to use when he needs it and then monitor his progress for frustration. If he starts to obsess on something, then just like I DO FOR MYSELF, just take away the computer and do something else for a bit. You can loan back the computer when he is ready to work again. I know you have precious little time but maybe if that works, the kid will quickly learn, that he needs to de-stress sometimes and just get up and walk away. Anyway - just a thought. W.C.C.

Gucci Mama July 7, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

He is so talented! I'm really glad you introduced us to his writing. He truly has a gift.

Sey July 7, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

It maybe too late for me to check on his blog. I was on a vacation but I would love to do it now. I was so impressed with the child! It's a nice motivation :)

Karen Mortensen July 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

This is so nice. You are a wonderful mom.

Classic NYer July 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

I never imagined last night when I asked you to run over to my son's blog and check him out that so many of you would do it, and follow him.

Ask and you shall receive, babe.

But seriously, if I can presume to speak for the blogosphere (and shut me up if I'm wrong) we didn't do it just to do you a favor. (:p) The boy can really write. Thanks for turning us on to him.

Maria Juanita July 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

I have been following your son's blog for a couple weeks now, ever since I first saw it mentioned elsewhere in your blog. I too have a "high-functioning" autistic son (Aspergers Syndrome) who is 17. He was only recently diagnosed because my own issues with Bipolar Disorder caused the doctors to assume this was his issue as well. They have since decided otherwise. Unfortunately this means that he is way behind on making progress. It is encouraging to see how your son has come to grips with his disabilities and found an outlet to express himself!

Ms. Understood July 7, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Thanks for pointing us in his direction. He is very talented.

Liz Mays July 7, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

We care about you and your family!!!

Cheeseboy July 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

Starting your son blogging at an early age will only help in school, me thinks. Good for you.

Be patient with your Mac. One day you will be happy you bought it.

Anonymous,  July 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

Your son has a GREAT blog! I"m so following as well! Thank you for sharing his work with us!

Michelle Pixie July 8, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

I am uber impressed by your son's writing and I hope he keeps sharing it with the world!

gone July 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Super impressed!
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Pop Pop July 9, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

Very good writing! I was hesitant on leaving a comment though-wasn't sure whether I could trust myself not to get into trouble. Now I'm in! :)
I had a Mac once-a Big Mac! I hear they work really well as door stops! And if I knew anything about them, I would gladly help you!

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