Saturday, March 15, 2008

Um, Hi.

As an avid reader of this blog, I am very honored to be allowed to write stuff here.

The Mrs. had been saying how I should start a blog and I mentioned that I thought Blogspot allowed for multiple bloggers, and here we are. A put up or shut up type situation.

No more backseat blogging for me, such as the suggestion that she post the 'Dinosaur Center' comment from Andy.

Joey was in one of his totally locked-in and focused moods today, which means that he was on his Leappad doohickey all day. Now, we have learned that when he appears to be off in lala-land, he actually is only devoting 80% of his attention to one thing. There's still 20% left for other things, which occasionally includes hearing, which is always nice.

He was so focused on learning cursive writing that it appeared to everyone at dinner that he was off in his own little world. Which is basically the perception of autistic people- that they are oblivious to their surroundings. Not interested in other people. Humorless automatons.

Well, five minutes with Joey will destroy that perception. In this case, Andy was tired and telling everyone "no" and to leave him alone, when Joey piped up, "Leaf me alawwwnn", without even looking up from his toy, and began to giggle. (Poor kid, he comes by this smart-aleck behavior honestly...)

So, anyway. Hi. Thanks JM for letting me graffiti your blog from time to time. Don't worry, folks, I won't hog the mic.


Stimey said...

Welcome! My husband is also a backseat driver on my blog. Kudos to you for stepping up to the keyboard!

Casdok said...

Graffiti anytime!

Club 166 said...

The more dads the better. Welcome!


Niksmom said...

Amen to what Joe said! My husband doesn't read my blog. I suppose, in his defense, it may have something to do with the unholy number of hours he studies for nursing school or works to help pay the mortgage??

Welcom, JAD! (I guess that makes Mom JAM?)