About Me

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.

Friday, September 19, 2008

DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY...

Tonight is Erin, our 11-year-olds very first Middle School Dance. She was so excited that she came home, after school, and told me she was going upstairs to practice her "dance moves".
Erin is our daughter who got a karaoke room and stage....she was born to perform.
Erin is 11-years-old and 5 foot 8 inches. She is just over 170 pounds..she has ALWAYS been large. We have had everything checked, but honestly, we come from a very tall and "large" family.
As Erin's father took her to the dance I said, "No kissing boys tonight"...
Erin giggled..."I promise I will not kiss a boy"...

Oh, Man, this growing up thing is hard...
Not on my children....
On their Mother !!!!!

6 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

Hey, Erin and I are about the same size! Ha ha! Sounds like she is ready for the dance! Love the enthusiasm!

Maddy said...

Yes the growing up thing is very hard on us mums!
Best wishes

Jen said...

I've got 3 twelve year olds, so I hear you on the growing up thing! It's definitely interesting, to say the least.

I'm glad that she had fun at her dance!

Anonymous said...

She didn't promise not to kiss a girl...

Mom26children said...

Hey Anonymous,
It wouldn't bother me if she wanted to kiss a girl...but, I KNOW Erin and because she is so "boy-crazy", that is the direction I went with the post.

She does like the song though....

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