The less than 30-day countdown to 13!! Wow…it’s a milestone for www.autismhwy.com , Wyatt and I.
My new teenager speaking volumes to me daily without uttering what (most consider) a word. April 1st will be the actual day of “this milestone change” for my sweet son Wyatt Griffin Green! His footing into manhood begins. Honestly, it seems that those steps actually began some 6 months ago. If these past 6 months are an indicator of tomorrow’s play book then I will most definitely be needing track shoes, slippers and steel- toed boots to keep up!! When to wear which style, will be the ongoing rub. This is proving to be a very firey time for Wyatt and his moods can be mercurial at best. So juggling my footwear will be my daily fashion functional quest. Stilletos will not be in that rotation! (sorry guys.)
Lately, most days the teenage angst has me walking, running and driving through landmines. I have read numerous articles that claim ‘Aut-Parents/siblings’ are like soldiers and sometimes need to re-group and/or claim PTSD! Well, in that vein I have been gathering live grenades from fellow comrades! Pioneering friends of mine that have been in these trenches and learned something valuable. Coming out alive and thriving with wonderful, logical advice! We have so much to share with one and other. It is fantastic! In Wyatt’s case surges of adrenaline and levels of testosterone rush his system spiking his blood pressure increasing his (already high) sensory needs. He becomes so uncomfortably aggravated and literally anything can happen.
A door off of the hinges…shoes thrown atop the roof, a window broken at school… a shattered windshield…and the next-door (new) neighbor calling the police. Ahhh…Sweet 13! During these moments he becomes undone and people just do not have any level of comprehension.
Unable to understand that my son’s cells are not buffered like their cells are. Buffered from senses: lights, sounds and literally sometimes the wind. To be at such a disadvantage to handle the natural progression of his manhood.This interuption of his system as he has known it. It is a horribly dicey thing! Shouldn’t others forgive him this behavior? Consider that it would help parents, if you assume nothing when you see someone having this type of interuption. Seek knowledge to find understanding and tolerance. Do not be so quick to “judge thy new neighbor”…and call the cops!! lol…Because we are all neighbors of this amazing planet. Imagine that our systems are like HWYS. Some of us have cars everywhere traveling all of the roads. While others tend to use the same roads again and again. If we truly look we see that everyone is on the AutismHWY!
So despite these bumps in our road I feel ready to take ’13 and beyond’ on. Armed with great continental friends on this spectrum, and a mixture of supplements -that promote joint comfort and mobility…and the calming Valerian root spiked juice we walk on. Stepping deliberately and carefully as we cross all bridges. It’s not easy and never has been but, when you are feeling down for the count and you suddenly hear “Kelly…Gelly…gelly…Kelly” from your walking partner for the 1st time…the tip-toes turn into a skip!!! MY reward of a milestone, indeed!
Lastly, AutismHWY.com’s new milestone: The site’s inspiration…my wonderful growing boy~Wyatt can now legally have his “Own Page”on our awesome positive website!! Children under the age of 13 are protected by privacy laws and that is a good thing. So, The “K.G.& “Y” profile that ”we” have been using~will now become my teenage son’s profile “WY” G.!!! Just a little shuffle of consenants and self autonomy! Like life always a shuffle to grow and change for the good! Things are definitely shuffling for the good here at AutismHWY.com!! Lots of EXCITING plans for the site, NEW Awareness Coloring Books afoot and FUN Events to Chalk and Walk!!