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I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Anonymous....

I will admit that I do read John Best, Jr's blog-Hating Autism. When I started to get into blogging, I typed in Autism Blogs in Google and his was one of many blogs that came up. I read alot of pro-chelation, pro-biomedical, pro-Yasko protocol, etc. I also read most of the NT blogs, because I can relate best with the NT crowd.
I also read comments on all the blogs. I like to read what other's think about what I just read.
On Hating Autism's blog, in the comment section, on several occasions my name Mom26children is brought up by one ANONYMOUS person. I don't take much on the comments of this person, because I don't know who it is.
I feel if I annoy this person so much, they would show up using their REAL name and approach me in a more mature manner. But, since this person is intent on mocking me and trying to put me down with people who also don't know me, there is nothing I can do.
BUT, I would like to reassure this ANONYMOUS that in no time have I ever placed a comment on Hating Autism. If I did, I would use my real name Jeanette or Mom26children.
I have nothing to HIDE....I don't think I can say the same for you.

Also, I must comment about John Best, Jr. I do not think he is a bad person. I do not think he is a bad father. When I read how he writes about his son, I picture a father who adores his son. A father who is justified for being proud of his son at succeeding in riding a bicycle. I just do not agree with some of his bullying tactics with people who do not agree with him.
I know people who have met him...they tell me he is nice. Maybe one day, we will also be priveleged to see that side of him.
Maybe one day, he will not compare me or Soapbox Mom to "crack addicts who dropped out of Grammar school"......

9 comments:

Jonsmum said...

Jeanette;
I think you posted on a thread on Kassiane's blog about the autism speaks video.
I can't remember what you said or if you commented to me specifically, but I remember that experience as one of my first blogs and I have to say that there was some bullying going on there.
I don't want an argument with you,
I just want to point out that John Best is the subject to some serious insults on his own blog and doesn't resort to banning these people.
There is some nasty stuff being said that we all have to retaliate, react to, or defend ourselves against.
Insults or offensive remarks are inevitable when we have such strong opposing views, but some people seem to be taking it to the extreme lately.
I may have commented about you, I honestly can't remember, and I am not suggesting that you think/know I have. If I have or do, as you say, I will use my own name, Susan or jonsmum as I did on Kassiane's blog.
I just wanted to say, respect to you for your open mindedness and attitude towards anonymous insults towards you!
Sorry, but soapbox Mom, Grrrrr...!

Mom26children said...

Hi jonsmum,
Not that I hold a grudge, but I believe you called me a "lazy bugger" when it came to me and the way I handle my children and their autism.
I know that is the farthest thing from the truth, so I do not hold a grudge.
I wake up at 5:30 every morning. I go to bed by 11:00pm every night. I like my sleep.
I volunteer at my youngest children's school for 4 to 5 hours a day. I help the teacher's with their copying and binding of books.
I come home and cook and clean. Those are my times to think or worry about the little things in life.
I honestly can say that autism is not a major part of our home. It just exists here, it does not dominate it.
I honestly do not think you are Anonymous. I don't know who it is, but frankly, if they want to insult me or my family I would take them more seriously if they used their real identity.
I have no problem with you or John Best, Jr. I wish he would not be so angry, but I do not have to live with him or deal with him.
I do enjoy his blog. But, on occasion, I do like a good margarita too...
My best regards to you also...
Jeanette

Jonsmum said...

Jeanette;

"Not that I hold a grudge, but I believe you called me a "lazy bugger"

You're obviously not lazy, having six children!
I just have a problem with anyone not wanting to attempt to 'cure' severe autism. But that's where you and me differ.
If you and your family are happy, then good for you.
No sarcasm intended.

Susan

Mom26children said...

Hi again Susan,
And it is okay to differ....and you have no idea how much I appreciate your banter on Hating Autism.
I like a good debate.
You really must know this. Our oldest is Kanner's autism at it's best. No mercury poisoning. She was born like this. I know this in my veins. And, as a mother, you know what I mean.
She truly has become an exceptional young adult. Autistic, yes, but exceptional.
This child makes straight A's, maybe some B's in school..on her own.
She will always need some assistance in life...but Hell, so do I...
There is no doubt, in my mind, that you love your child. I just know that you do not have to do all the little extras to make them better...it really does get better without them.
Jeanette

Soapbox mom said...

jonsmum-
If you are going to insult people, you need to at least keep us straight.
Jeanette has SIX kids, five autistic.
I have FIVE kids, one autistic.
You and your boyfriend have both insulted me and Jeanette on countless, and I do mean countless occasions.
It was me that you got into it with on kassiane's blog, and I tend to remember you getting every bit as nasty...
Funny how selective your memories are.
You were banned from commenting on my blog, along with your boyfriend, because you made a very public accusation of me "beating the autism out of my son." What a joke; he is still autistic! LOL!
You have a great day, now.

ps--You ever figure out how to post without duplicates? ;)

Jonsmum said...

What boyfriend?

Jonsmum said...

What boyfriend?

Jonsmum said...

What boyfriend?

Soapbox mom said...

jonsmum-
Thanks for that!
You made me LOL again!
Seriously, that was damn funny....