10) I once walked into someone at a restaurant in NYC. I started to apologize “I’m so sorry…” when I realized the girl I’d bumped into was my reflection in a large mirror. Several people in the restaurant saw and heard me apologize. I hid in the restaurant bathroom hoping my husband would come find me, but he didn’t. I had to walk past all the people who saw it happen…I also once took a nose-dive while crossing Time Square
9) I met my husband when we were both singing waitstaff on a three hour cruise. We used to sing a duet of “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors. The weather has sometimes been rough but there is no one else I’d rather be shipwrecked with!
8) I studied and graduated from both the Improv and Musical improv conservatories at the Second City, Chicago. It scared me and I often felt like I was no good at it. It wasn’t until after I graduated that I realized I was, in fact, pretty good at it. When you have a child with special needs you improvise all the time! No seat on a crowded train and we have to stand? Hey, let’s pretend we’re on surf boards in the ocean!
7) I sucked my thumb until I was 10, yes 10!
6) I dream of being an archaeologist, except I don’t like bugs.
5) I was always picked last when we had to pick teams in gym class. And no, it hasn’t affected me one bit…..
4) I love movies, clothes, and music from the 1920’s-1940’s. I think I would have made one hell of a flapper, except I tend not to like getting into trouble and prefer to be in bed early.
3) I play the ukulele. It is my spirit instrument.
2) I think my sense of humor is one of my greatest strengths and continues to get me through life’s challenges.
1) I love my family and created this blog as a way to share how amazing, challenging, funny, and at times heartbreaking our life can be. This blog has become a way of connecting with others that are on a similar path and to inform the rest about what life is like raising a child on the autism spectrum.