Little shopping carts.
I used to avoid these carts like the plague. I thought Mason would cause havoc in the store and knock down every display they had. But then, one day, my mother in law let Mason use one at the grocery store and she said he did great and all my dreams of getting him to use one came alive. Dramatic, I know. But for some reason, I love these little carts and always wanted Mason to use one... without destroying the store. I attempted to let him use one a couple months ago and then again earlier this week and I have to say - happy kid, happy mom. Mason LOVES being in charge of the cart and putting things in the cart. I love how cute it is. The only thing I don't love is how he walks as if he is sight seeing and totally almost hits people and walks crooked. Baby steps.
World Autism Awareness Day.
Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. As most of you know, Mason was diagnosed with autism almost a year ago exactly. I'm planning to share an update in a week or so on how he's doing and what we've done since he was diagnosed, but for now, I'd like to share how you can help shine a light on autism by lighting it up blue.
(If you're not familiar with our story, you can read more in A Letter to my Son with Autism and [Autism Diagnosis] Thoughts and Feelings from a Mother with a Child with Autism.)
Join me in pledging to wear blue tomorrow in honor of World Autism Awareness Day by clicking here! Don't forget to share your pictures on social media and use #LIUB.
Link Up Reminders.
Apparently it's link up central around here next week and I wanted to remind you of a few, in case you were interested in joining in on the fun.
Hooray it's Opening Day! link up is next week Monday, April 4th -- share photos of your kids (or pets! or anyone!) in your favorite baseball team apparel.
Foodie for a Year link up is next Tuesday, April 5th -- share a brunch related recipe.
Mother's Day Mom Exchange.
Don't forget! If you're interested in signing up for the Mother's Day Mom Exchange, please make sure to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow, April 2nd, at 11:59pm Pacific Time! You can find all the details here.
Jim Breuer on "Why Mother's Need Their Sleep."
And I'm just going to leave this right here. It's pretty dang funny and pretty dang accurate. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!