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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 7:52am

If you are married, How many years did you wait- if any - to have children after getting married?

Are there any things you miss doing before kids?  If so, what?

Is your life now what you expected it would be 10 or 20 years ago? 

At what point do you self actualize?  Do you believe in it?

What's on your agenda this week?

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 10:43am

. Here's a link to Jessy's art. We've got several pieces hanging in our home.  http://www.purevisionarts.org/artists/jessica-park/

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 10:51am

Well, you really are, Bord.  That's okay.   Ignorance is bliss.  Not autism, but ignorance.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:00am
Thardy, you just keep building that Fortress of Alternate Reality. It's kind of amusing to see what comes out from behind it from time to time.
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:17am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Kids I know striken with cancer and other terminal illness are there too, I do think there's a common link b/w them and their families however. I'd never come straight out and tell them that though.

You think families with autistic children are in general at peace and filled with bliss?  And you think families with children whose children have a terminal illness are at peace and in a blissful state also?  My experiencew would be the opposite.  I must be misunderstanding you--it's commonly known that these families are so assaulted with stress they have a very high rate of divorce.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:19am

I don't have anything new to add I'm just trying to see if my new profile picture worked

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:39am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Frankly, I wouldn't want a parent judging the parent of a special needs child like that either. Signed, A parent with a special needs child myself.

I think you must have a very short memory.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:40am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>Frankly, I wouldn't want a parent judging the parent of a special needs child like that either. Signed, A parent with a special needs child myself.</blockquote></p><p>It is shocking.  And check your FB again.  I forgot one! ~Thanks.</p>

Short memory too...

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 12:02pm

If you are married, How many years did you wait- if any - to have children after getting married?

Our daughter was born 5 months after we got married.

Are there any things you miss doing before kids?  If so, what?

Both my husband and I were consultants who traveled constantly for work. I do not miss it at all, but I occasionally miss some of the work we used to do as it was cutting edge stuff.

Is your life now what you expected it would be 10 or 20 years ago? 

20 years ago, I was in my late thirties, plenty of money, no kids, and single. I'm older, poorer, and happier now.

At what point do you self actualize?  Do you believe in it?

No

What's on your agenda this week?

Lots of work to get ready for vacation next week.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 12:17pm
Jambles, your comment about not judging a special-needs parent is an outright lie, since you've spent plenty of time judging me for the way we've handled our special needs son. You'd better fix that, cuz of right now, you're just as in eligible for the sacrament of Eucharist in your church as I am.
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 1:43pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>Kids I know striken with cancer and other terminal illness are there too, I do think there's a common link b/w them and their families however. I'd never come straight out and tell them that though.</blockquote></p><p>You think families with autistic children are in general at peace and filled with bliss?  And you think families with children whose children have a terminal illness are at peace and in a blissful state also?  My experiencew would be the opposite.  I must be misunderstanding you--it's commonly known that these families are so assaulted with stress they have a very high rate of divorce.</p>

Unless you have hard evidence to support this it's only your opinion.   And let me add that I have plenty of my own experience in families that are together and working through trials and that of their disabled and ill children.  Perhaps those you know with dismal family lives should surround themselves with others who are managing it well?  Heck, You should be a source for those resources yourself, You work in special ed, don't you? 

 

 

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