Had to post this – Erin like most little girls, loves ponies. And she has been talking about wanting to ride. So…today we started this journey for her and boy did she light up! Sent tears to my eyes. I firmly believe now how therapeutic horses are for children with autism.
Forgot the camera (sheesh), but here are two Blackberry photos showing her in her first ride. This will be a regular event, I can assure you.
This was sent to me by my day time boss, and I can’t help but think of this sort of thing being said by Erin in a year or two. Enjoy:
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken." She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.
Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she’d asked the other children. So, I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal’s office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.
I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am. Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.
I told her, "Colonel Sanders".
Guess where I am now….
Little Erin was going a bit stir-crazy, so we drove down to Albert Park, on Albert Lake, and brought her small bike (she’s growing out of it already). Had a nice hour and a half, and she rode a lot, and got weary. The weather was a bit windy and cool, but we enjoyed it anyway.
She had a great time, and so did Jen and I.