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Ten Things of Thankful-Halloween happiness

Tonight was a special night not like any other. I have been waiting for this day to come for a year a chance when I get to go out trick or treating with my kids! My husband and I take turns every year but since I only know four people in my neighbourhood I’m anxious to see who’s really behind those closed doors. Call me curious or nosey but I like to see how people live. I feel thankful that I could participate in this night of spooky fun and enjoy the interaction of my youngest complimenting everyone on their costume. For a little boy who is severely speech delayed and socially anxious it’s music to my ears to hear him conversing like everyone else. 

  
Each door to a house we approached opened up to new possibilities. What kind of candy did our treat givers buy, what were they watching on TV before they arrived, did they have laundry on the couch waiting to be folded like me? Each person opened their doors smiling at my children and I. I had a gangster, Batman, and myself dressed up as Wonder Woman. After about an hour of peril using our block little hands were getting cold and little feet were tired and sore. So we started our journey home to drop my little Mad dog off while the Captain and grabbed some gloves and continued on. 

I saw so many amazing decorations, people dressed up to give out candy, and other parents like me in costume. I’m proud to say that I even got mistaken for a child and got candy too! I had a blast running from houses to house with my son chasing him as I’m a superhero intent on catching the mischievous mobster prolling the neighbourhood. Our neighbour went all out and decorated too and gave him quite the scare. She was dressed up as a bride covered in red paint and was holding a doll dressed the same way. When kids opened the door she put it out first and spooked whoever was standing there. 

When it was my Captain and I, (while his brother was standing and waiting with Daddy) approached the door he was saying something’s going to happen as he eyed up the decor warily. And he wasn’t disappointed when she came out that door he flew off those steps backwards and landed in the yard! 

We sure had a good belly laugh about that and when we were around the corner we could still hear her scaring kids and everyone laughing! I was awestruck by how much fun people were having and it reminded me back in the day when I would be out with my sister and our friends. Those nights were cold, fun, and sometimes uncomfortable in our plastic costumes overtop of our snowsuits. That’s how Canadians trick or treat, buy your costume big enough to fit overtop of your parka! Sometimes we would be up to our knees in snow and we’d be stomping around the neighbourhood in search of candy. 

We ended our night with a pillowcase full of treats and went to our friends Halloween party. As always she’s an amazing hostess and had a delectable assortment of food and hot tea to warm up our bones. We talked, made new friends, and enjoyed seeing the kids playing games and cuddling the cats. We came home with full bellies, warm hearts, and so much thankfulness and appreciation for our Halloween of happiness. ???

I’m so happy to be part of the TOTT linkup hosted by Lizzi and her amazing Thankful tribe. My favourite place to be every weekend.?  I did write this on Halloween night but didn’t publish till now.

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Friday’s Feats and Fails

It’s that time again when I have to recollect with my “Mommy dummy brain” what happened throughout my week. Well it was a blur my kids were sick, so I slept very little shuffling between their beds and the couch. But here we go, on with the show!

FEAT

I’m always so happy when the weekend comes it’s family movie nights and hockey time. I got to see my Captain’s first hockey game. I was so proud seeing him out there practicing all his skills. And even though his team didn’t win I got some great action shots of my little hockey player.

FAIL

The Captain is still very anxious so I’ll be taking him to see the Dr next week. Anything where he needs to do things himself (like get dressed for hockey) I do help him but he gets so angry and herds everyone out of the room. So I have to do my best to keep Mad dog away from him. I can’t handle the screaming matches that ensue between them so I feel like screaming myself. My hubby took him to hockey which is great because they can always have a chat about the Cap’s anger issues.

FEAT

I managed to look after my kids between them both being sick it made the weekend fly by. So while they were resting I managed to get more laundry folded, dishes done, and catch a nap myself. Even though being sick really sucks there’s always lots of popcorn, tea, movies, and cuddle time. I even got to sleep in my bed 2 nights out 5 so that was a big bonus.

FAIL

With the Captain being home from school we had lots of opportunities to talk. Mad dog got a bit jealous and didn’t understand I needed some one-on-one time with his big bro. So there was lots of jealous fits. He’s so used to having me to himself day in and day out. So it breaks my heart to see him hurting over sharing me. The Captain went back to school on Wednesday and they had outdoor day. So he came home even sicker which I wasn’t impressed about that. And the notice reminder I didn’t get from the teacher till he came home from school. He came out of school telling me got teased in gym class. With further investigation I found out he had also been hit by this kid that was picking on him. I saw red, and looked all over the playground for this brat! I know what this feels like, being bullied, and teased. I was that child and I’ll fight like hell for my sons to not have to endure what I went through…

FEAT

While the Captain was home from school for a few days he had a big science project to work on. It was to build a homemade musical instrument out of recycled materials. So we came up with a guitar and the local orchestra will be using the instruments in their next performance. It was really fun to work on this project with him. As we learned a lot about sound projection and volume control. I’ll let you enjoy our awesomeness here.

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FAIL

I spent more time nodding off then being productive this week. So I was trying to get some work done, but time in front of the computer turned into a snooze fest. I’ll have to work extra hard tonight and tomorrow to catch up before my deadline. I work as a transcriptionist from home. It’s very fascinating work but being more of a “Mombie” than a Mom working I was an epic fail. I seriously can’t even make sense of my notes so that will have to be redone. Blah, blah, blah, this is where melodic violins start playing my pity party song. ?

FEAT

I had a situation happen where I was totally excluded from a group opportunity. I was so shocked and hurt I just left without a word to anyone. It was a great learning opportunity to show the Captain, that even adults act like mean kids.

FAIL

With the Captain being home from school we had lots of opportunities to talk. Mad dog got a bit jealous and didn’t understand I needed some one-on-one time with his big bro. So there was lots of jealous fits. He’s so used to having me to himself day in and day out. So it breaks my heart to see him hitting over sharing me. The Captain went back to school on Wednesday and they had outdoor day. So he came home even sicker which I wasn’t impressed about that. And the notice reminder I didn’t get from the teacher till he came home from school. He came out of school telling me got teased in gym class. With further investigation I found out he had also been hit by this kid that was picking on him. I saw red, and looked all over the playground for this brat! I know what this feels like, being bullied, and teased. I was that child and I’ll fight like hell for my sons to not have to endure what I went through…

FEAT

I got everyone’s costumes ready to go. So my hubby’s Fred Flinstone, I’m Bat girl (or as the Mad dog calls me Bat Mom), the Captain’s a soldier, and the Mad dog is a dinosaur. So this brings us to Halloween and I’m sitting here rocking my costume and waiting for trick or treaters. The kids are out with their Dad, and I had my first Halloweener at 3 pm!!! I’m going to playing a new drinking game too for every Elsa princess I see I drink. Try it I’m sure it’s going to be fun. Come on trick or treaters my wine dippy cup hasn’t even been touched. ?? Happy Halloween dear readers may you get to partake in festivities and even not get to have half of your kids candy. ???????

This has been my submission to Awesome Ash’s www.morethancheeseandbeer.com. Check out her Halloween costume and all the other talent that link up. Virtual chocolate bars for everyone who does. ?
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Me rocking it retro style.

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Things that go bump in the night

What is that, that I touch, it feels bumpy and yet I’m able to stick my finger inside and feel something squishy? Is it brain matter, yet it feels bumpy like one of gourds from the garden. They feel so smooth as I run my hands all over it. It’s pitch black I can’t see anything but my other senses are heightened. My ears perk up as I hear a sound of moaning and growling. I’m really scared now so I turn to run and then it’s got a hold of me and its dragging me down deeper and deeper into the darkness. Hands are across my throat and the growling is close by my ear. The breath feels hot on my skin and the moaning has turned into a sickly death rattle. I reach down grab a hold of my leg and it’s covered in something sticky and take off my Don’t F$&K with me boot and start swinging with all my might. The hands release from my throat and there’s a splash I scramble to get up and crawl away. Then something else grabs a hold of my arm and pulls me down. I struggle and scream as I’m pulled into the water. My eyes are are on fire, I can’t see, but I can hear more moaning as it turns into a symphony of death as it moves towards me. I’m surrounded and there’s no where to go so I get very quiet and try to swim away. I start praying with all my might if I survive this night of the living zombies I’ll eat better, swear less, and let my kids eat junky cereal when they ask. Suddenly I feel my hands on cold cement so I slowly get up and inch my way along the wall. I’m soaking wet, cold, and my blood is frozen in my veins. All I can hear is the thumping in my heart as it explodes in my ears. Suddenly the lights go on and I’m blinded for a moment as the brightness assaults my vision. I look up and there’s my sweet Darryl standing there crossbow ready and shooting all the zombies around me. As I look around at the body count around me he reaches for my hand. My prayers have been answered he’s really here to rescue me from a zombie attack. Brains, blood, and body parts, and the stench of blood are everywhere as I swim out the toxic human waste to my hero.
Beep, beep, beep, beep I open my eyes and roll over to that annoying sound of my alarm. I’m half asleep and groggy and so disappointed it was only a dream. That will teach me to go to bed after watching a Walking Dead marathon. Now I’m a Mombie in search of caffeine, a hot shower, and brains!!!!!

Happy Halloween ???

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