July 10, 2009

Three Things to Read

(This is for Whimsy's Blogdrought Remedy.)

1. Notthedaddy's minister daddy would like to hide his porn collection at her house.

2. Identifying and Avoiding Autism Cults was thought-provoking and seemed like it could be applied to all kinds of cults. And that's what I look for in a post: wide cult application.

3. Clueless but Hopeful Mama captures what it's like to bring the second child home. We've got kind of a Clueless but Hopeful Mama THEME going on today, Whimsy and me. Also a THEME theme.


Nowheymama said...

"wide cult application"

*spit take*

Whimsy said...

Great minds think alike!

I just love that post by CBHM.

Off to educate myself on cults!

brightfeather said...

I appreciate the post on Autism cults. Why? My older sister has Asperger's syndrome. And she was only diagnosed within the past six months. In some ways, it was a relief, because finally there was an explanation for all of her inexplicable behaviors. In other ways... Well, now Mom keeps saying things like, "was it something I did?" etc. She's considered trying some of the stuff mentioned in the post. Good to know they're bunk, because they didn't make much sense.

Asperger's syndrome is high-functioning on the autism spectrum. My sister is college educated, but because she literally can't relate to other people, the chances of her being able to hold down a job are virtually nil. It explains her obsessions, too. She spends all her time at her computer, mostly playing online games like Final Fantasy. It's frustrating, because she won't do anything else.

And I mean that literally. Mom made sure that all of us kids (there are six of us) had the necessary life skills to take care of ourselves. That means that even the three boys know how to cook and clean. Mary-Alice refuses. If Mom and I weren't here to cook and clean up after her, she'd starve to death and be drowning in filth. Mom has spent years trying to teach her to pick up after herself, but it hasn't worked. Heck, most days she has to be reminded to get dressed! The violent temper tantrums make more sense now, too.

All my research points towards early intervention (as in behavioral modification in the first five years of life) being the key to at least help, but at this late date, there's very little that can be done.

Sometimes life just sucks that way.

-R- said...

I had read number one already (hilarious!), but thanks of posting those other two. I loved both!

Maggie said...

thanks so much for directing us to Notthedaddy's post because it caused me to bark with laughter for several minutes and I REALLY needed that today. Hil. Arious.

Stimey said...

I loved the autism post too. I'm glad you highlighted it!

Jenni said...

wide cult application! lmao!