May be habit-forming

To parent well, you have to form new habits. Luckily for parents, it’s an activity that comes with the super-effective conditioning stimuli: soul-wrenching screams. I am here to tell you that these work, especially for someone like me who spent the decade after reaching age of majority indulging myself and only myself. Parenting and proper parently … More May be habit-forming

Botoxing

From Love That Max: The moment one cerebral palsy doctor will never forget I recognize that botox and phenol injections aren’t for every kid or adult with CP. But they are helping E for the time being, and it’s wonderful to see him move his legs more easily.

Future Vigilante

E caught a devil of a cold and it was lasting too long, so we took him in to the doctor. When we arrived, he was coughing and sneezing up a storm, so I popped one of the child-size masks on him. I expected him to cry, or get upset. But he blinked slowly and … More Future Vigilante

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Aye, there’s the BITE, BITE OW OW I BIT MYSELF MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

We are sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again. Wait, scratch that. We WERE sleep training again, using the gradual extinction method, again, until E and I got colds. Colds tend to wipe out any progress we make — or at least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. It’s either that or … More To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Aye, there’s the BITE, BITE OW OW I BIT MYSELF MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM