Monday, May 07, 2007

Good Monday morning

Here is one of just many projects I got done this weekend for NSD! Had a great cropping weekend and I got alot of stuff done. Haven't scrapped that much in a long time. All in all a fun weekend.

Ugh, I don't like Mondays and this one more so than most. I have a meeting with the Principal at school this morning. My dd and her bully have been going at it again but this time my dd was the one to start it. She called the girl and her family trash and now the mother wants to have a meeting with all of us. GREAT - just what I need. This kid has tormented Kiana so much that I think she had it coming, but I can't tell her or the principal that. Poor Kiana - she has to apologize to the little girl and who knows what else the mother will want from us. But only about 6 weeks of school left and then this will all be over.

Someone sent me this over the weekend and I just loved it, so I wanted to post it here:


1. THEY RARELY LIE: To them truth is truth--a good word from them is the real deal.

2. THEY LIVE IN THE MOMENT: They truly attend to the sensory input that surrounds them. Many have achieved the ideal of mindfulness.

3. THEY RARELY JUDGE OTHERS: People on the spectrum often see through surface appearances such as size, wealth or colour to discover the real person.

4. THEY ARE PASSIONATE: They are truly passionate about the things, ideas and people in their lives.

5. THEY ARE NOT TIED TO SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS: Social expectations can be honestly irrelevant. What matters is true liking, interest and passion -- not keeping up with the Jones's.

6. THEY HAVE TERRIFIC MEMORIES: They are much more tuned in to details. They may have a much better memory than their typical peers for all kind of critical details.

7. THEY ARE OFTEN LESS MATERIALISTIC: They are often less concerned with outward appearance than their typical peers. As a result, they worry less about brand names, hairstyles and other expensive but unimportant externals than most people do.

8. THEY PLAY FEWER HEAD GAMES: Who was that woman, and why were you looking at her? I know I TOLD you I didn't mind if you went out, but why did you believe me? Most autistic people don't play games like these -- and they assume that you won't either. It's a refreshing and wonderful change from the Peyton Place emotional roller coaster that mars too many typical relationships!

9. THEY HAVE FEWER HIDDEN AGENDAS: If he tells you what he wants -- he is telling you what he wants. No need to beat around the bush, second guess, and hope you're reading between the lines!

10. THEY OPEN NEW DOORS FOR NEUROTYPICALS: For some of us neurotypicals, having an autistic person in our lives has had a profound positive impact on our perceptions, beliefs and expectations. For me, at least, being the mom of two kids on the autism spectrum has released me from a lifetime of "should" -- and offered me a new world of "is."

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Stacy said...

prayers girl on the school thing not always easy great lo!!

Marina said...

Oh I hope the meeting goes well, and although this particular meeting has to do with Kianna's words, I would also voice my concern over how the other girl treats your daughter.

Those 10 points are great and remind us all of how we should live and view life. Thanks for sharing!!!

Carmen said...

I hope your meeting went well with the principal!! Not the way I would want to start my Monday either. And how tough for Kiana to have to apologize to this girl... Life really is not fair sometimes. BTW, Kiana is growing into one seriously gorgeous girl!! Look out!!

Julie said...

what a little be-yotch... sorry mona, i know what its like to deal with bullies, and bully-ing. i had one girl who tormented me from grade 4 through grade 12, and it was a living hell for me. for kiana to instigate i'm sure was justified, and how mortifying for her to have to put up with that kind of crap only to have to suck it up the one time she says something.

people. i tell ya.

and those 10 viewpoints make me go awwwwwwww!! awesome - from my point of view!

hugs girlie, you need them!

Laura said...

Hope the school thing works itself out Mona. The layouts you created for NSD are great. Thanks for sharing the 10 a new perspective for all of us. Have a great week.

Just Rhonda said...

hope that school thing went okay!!! How stressful!!! And i love the list of 10 things. (You should send it to Ali E!)