THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
CB: My first born is now a 19 year old little lady who will always be my blue-eyed baby girl. She has a sweet soul and good nature, loves music and the water. She has been diagnosed with: Chronic Static Encephalopathy, severe ("low functioning") Autism, severe cognitive impairments, an uncontrolled generalized seizure disorder and scoliosis. Though officially a young adult, CB 's overall functioning in speech and language, socialization, cognitive and motor skills is equivalent to about an 8 month old to 1 year old. She requires1:1 supervision and all self-care done for her. She has a smile that will melt your heart.
PINK: 10 year old, sensitive, warm hearted, and an old soul. Prone to Super Drama and teen angst one minute, but is CB's biggest helper and cheerleader the next.
TINK 8-year old, dangerously beautiful and insanely smart little peanut. Watch out - she's a petite waif of a package with elfin eyes but she's got a BIG huge personality. Fiercely independent but cuddly and charming. Knows herself inside and out.
RELLA (AS IN CINDERELLA) 6-year old little linebacker. She's the boy we never had. Climbing, getting into mischeif, physically active. She's a cinderblock with arms and legs. An ADORABLE cinderblock I might add. Her eyes are the palest summer sky blue.
DR FABULOUS aka THE HUSBAND: Prefers a "low-pro." He's of course, fabulous.
ME aka DR MOM: Author of blog, Doctor of Psychology turned Stay At Home Mom, Freelance Writer, and Runner. I have exactly two items on my bucket list - Go to Hawaii and publish a book. My expectations are either very low or completely unattainable depending on your perspective.