A chronicle of stories, messages and photos of my son, whose journey thus far has been filled with tribulations and achievements; who's Faith has been unyielding. With society being the way it is today I will share with you my anecdotes of raising a son on the Autism Spectrum while Homeschooling and guiding him down the responsible path. And of course we will have plenty of quirky entertainment!
I am not locked in a cage, chained to the computer working on assignments and tests until my fingers hurt. That sounds like the public school I went to.
Learning a new swear word in the hallways of school is not socialization.
I have friends. I go on field trips. I talk to little kids and adults. I love everyone until you hurt my feelings or my moms or my dads, until you say something to be mean, until you are a jerk.
Education is about learning not about how many people I socialized with today. I have manners, you don't if you ask my mom about homeschooling and socialization.
Why are people so worried about that? Why is it your business? You don't live with me. You are being rude if you ask my mom "Are you worried that he isn't socialized enough?"
My mom tells me to think before I speak, we all need to do that.
I am socialized. Homeschool is fun and I would not want anyone else but my mom to teach me. She loves teaching and I love learning.
Don't be a jerk!
This movie was the greatest movie ever! It's about a man and woman who want a baby but can't have one. They are really sad. They write down what their kid would be like and put it in a box and buried in the garden. In the middle of a storm Timothy Green appears out of nowhere.
He called them mom and dad. Timothy had something really cool on him, he had leaves on his legs. They were surprised by him but loved him right away. He was different and funny. When Timothy went to school he was bullied but he wasn't sad about it. He liked a girl and she liked him because he was different.
Timothy was on the soccer team but the coach would not let him play because he was not good enough. But he was happy being the water boy. Everyone was yelling and wanted the team to win but Timothy was not like that. No matter who rejected him he liked them, he wasn't mean back.
I don't want to give the entire movie away because I want you to watch it. At the end I cried. I cried really hard because it was such a good movie. I cried because I know what it is like to be different and for people to treat you like an alien.
Life is not about who is a better soccer player or who can play the most instruments or being the most popular kid and having a million friends. Life is about happiness, love, God, and being yourself.
A cool thing I found out was that the movie was filmed here in North Carolina. I want to go visit that town. It would be the perfect homeschool field trip.
Go watch The Odd Life of Timothy Green!
I want to cure cancer for kids. I don't know why people talk about curing autism. I don't have a disease. I don't need a cure. God made me who I am, why would I want to cure that? Kids that are sick with cancer need a cure. That is who we should focus on.
Kids on the autism spectrum don't need a pill to cure it, we need love. We need empathy. We need you to know that we like who we are, why can't you?
My mom and dad never make me feel bad about my quirks. They love me, Logan. They don't want to cure me. They don't want me to feel weird around other people but if I do, they are not mad at me, they understand.
I want people to know that weird is awesome. It's great. It's fun.
It's OK to be weird.
I know when people don't like me right away. I can feel it. Sometimes it makes me sad but I know that God will bring friends to me who like me for all my weirdness.
I know sometimes people can't understand what I am saying. I can't help it. It's the roof of my mouth but I am going to get that fixed at the orthodontist.
Weird is awesome, so don't for get it!
I'm just keeping it real.
WARNING FROM LOGAN'S MOM:
If you don't have anything nice or positive to say to this fabulous twelve year old, keep it to yourself. If you come at my kid, you have me to deal with. And trust me, you don't want that.
Leaving my best friend
Making new friends
Visit new places
See new animals
Learn new history
Facetime my best friend
I am excited to meet new kids.
I met two new boys who knew what the cheese touch was and they fist bumped. Andrew has seen all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies. I told him that my best friend Matthew knew them all too.
We picked Andrew up and his mom and they rode with us to the community center and we talked about Mindcraft, Lego's and robots.
I like our new house.
In our new dining room it feels like a greenhouse with all the plants and trees around us. It makes me want to relax.
I switched rooms. The other one is more young adult.
There are always cons with moving but I found more pros. I'm a positive type of kid.
I say thank you God for bringing us here. He knows what is right for us.
me and my dad at the cool art museum
this science museum was my favorite
me and my mom exploring the woods. I was itching my nose and my mom thought it was funny.