Friday, April 12, 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.


Amy@raisingmenfindingme said...

that is one cool looking dude!

Here's mine:

Have a great weekend.

Robert White said...

Hello Weaver Girl,
With the recent diagnosis of your oldest son, I wanted to ask if he had any behaviors early on as a child that may have become extinct. Was there ever any tip-toe walking, hand flapping, trouble with keeping shoes or socks on his feet, or fixations with any thing specifically sounds, colors, or textures? I have been working with a 10 year old child who has ASD, lost speech and appropriate peer play when it was replaced with hand flapping, and tiptoeing while becoming more withdrawn and invovled in parallel play. This all happened from 2 - 4 year old stage but his interactions have seemed to come back at age 6-7 with eye contact, and loving affection and interaction. No vocals but signing is used frequently.
I understand if you are hesitant to discuss in such a public forum, but thought I would ask. These children are so peculiar and interesting, although your son seems very intelligent and mainstream unlike my friend who is very limited with his abilities. It still doesn't mean that his parents love him any less than a "normal" child. Every milestone is an achievement, and all affection he gives is genuine and priceless because of the rarity of those moments that once existed.

Be good to each other.

Carrie Guzzino said...

Hi Robert,
Firstly, thank you for your comment, it's always reassuring to know that folks are reading and I'm not just typing for myself (which is okay and why I started).
I have realized the importance of being open about my son's journey. When he was diagnosed with ADHD only, I felt so completely alone. No one seemed to talk about what they were dealing with. It wasn't until last year (3rd yr of dx) that I found some mom's in my son's circle that have the same issues. So frustrating.
I am happy to discuss. My son never showed hand flapping, language delay, fixations, etc. In hindsight, the lining up of water bottles with labels facing forward and the memorization of the shapes of the 50 states at 3 yrs old could have been a sign of ASD, but at that age, it was just unique. And showed intelligence and concern for the uniform. I am also close to a child with Autism that was non-verbal in nature in the 3-5 ages (superior now...) and so when comparing the two, my son seemed totally fine. My son is very sensitive to loud noises and tends to fixate on an issue repetitively for 3-5 days and then moves on to another.
We really started to notice this all when we got to the point where other kids were creating peer relationships and our boy wasn't.
They definitely are unique, peculiar and interesting. Every day is a different roller coaster.
My best to you and your 10 yr old friend.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Love this in black and white. Also, we have at least one thing in common. My eldest has the same diagnosis...

Our moment was baby's first boat ride ...