I am participating in the Timberdoodle Blog Hop. I thought I would take a moment to introduce my boys to our new readers and update those who have been following our story.
This is Mr. Man…
He is my sweet, loving, 7-year-old, Pokemon fanatic. He loves to sing and draw. He was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, along with a few other letters, on his 5th birthday. He has challenged everything I thought I knew about children, child development, and parenting. After a tumultuous start to his schooling, we made the decision to pull him from school and see how we did with homeschooling. A year and a half later, we haven’t looked back. I can’t imagine any other way. It just wouldn’t work for our family. Mr. Man is an ecstatic reader who’s voice amazed those who have the opportunity to listen. He struggles with math but tries very hard. He has walked through more than most children his age and is the bravest little man I know.
“My favorite part of doing school at home is that I can take a break.” ~Mr. Man
He lives life hard and loud. He has always been our firecracker and takes living up to the title seriously. At 5-years-old, Monkey is full of humor, wit and a smile that is going to get him into SO much trouble. He’s quick to let you know he’s in charge. He can be the happiest person I know or the angriest. His temper and outbursts of anger have kept us on our toes lately, and have risen to a level of concern. This is a roller coaster I was not prepared to hop back on, not with this child. Academically, he is constantly amazing us. He’s my math man and ridiculously clever. He keeps us laughing for sure (which is a needed balance to the crying). Monkey loves Mario, cooking, and board games. He’s definitely Daddy‘s little gamer.
“I like letters, numbers, reading, and dot-to-dot!” ~Monkey
These two are my life, my reason and the fire behind my blog. They keep me busier than I ever imagined and have taught me more than I ever knew I could learn. They’ve tried me far beyond any patience I thought I had and have brought incomprehensible joy to my days.