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.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

PANTENE...




Okay..I have had very short hair for many, many years....


In 1985, I had hair down to my buttocks... My hair is so curly, that I French-braided it every day before I went to school and work.


Around 1985, Sheena Easton came out with an album. On her album, Sheena had a very cute short haircut....I wanted that haircut. I went to 3 different stylists and they each said to me, "it will be too drastic"... A friend of mine took me to her hair stylist who massacred my hair....so, the next day I went to work at The San Marcos Treatment Center... 2 co-workers of mine...Renee Bratton and Karla Sawyer said to me, "Oh, no way"...and proceeded to cut my hair the way I wanted...just like Sheena Easton...


Okay, long story not so short (no pun intended)... I have had short hair since 1985..until this year... I have let my hair grow out a bit (for personal reasons)..


So, with my naturally curly hair..I use Pantene for curly hair...I LOVE IT !!!


My 16-year-old daughter, Deirdre comes down with tears in her eyes tonight... I asked her what' up...she says," I saw a YouTube about a Pantene commercial and it made me sad".... "Would you watch it with me?"... Of course, absolutely... It is from Pantene... I knew I used this product for a reason... I totally understand why Deirdre loves this video..when you see it..you will understand Deirdre too....

I am so very proud to be the mother of this extraordinary young adult...she has a heart and feels emotions. This is a huge breakthrough for her....

Deirdre also plays the violin and must see herself through this young woman with a disability. But, in my eyes...Deirdre is not disabled but a fully functional child with empathy...

What Mom could want more from a child?

3 comments:

KWombles said...

Oh, heck, that video has tears rolling down my face. That was incredible. As is your Deirdre. :-)

Stephanie said...

Lovely commercial! (Though, one would think that her hair would interfer with her playing.)

An excellent story of triumph and it's great that your daughter (and you) wanted to share the experience.
:-)

Jim said...

I love your blog. I have learned a lot about autism through my son. I think children are a much greater gift that we can ever fathom. The more challenged we are, the more we can understand about ourselves. I will read more of you blogs soon.