Crime, Punishment, and Batman.

Why yes, I am blogging about Batman.   Excuse me, I think my geek is showing. In this day and age superheroes have their own sort of mythology, and they are the modern equivalent of demi-gods in our shared popcultural experience.  They have devoted followers, fanatics even, and people can have stronger beliefs about which school…

Today the barber, tomorrow- the moon!

This video offers advice for hairstylists to help give children with autism less traumatising haircuts.  I really wish it had been produced four years ago.  Getting Khalid’s hair cut used to be as terrible for the stylist as it was for him, and he’d cry so hard he would vomit and/or soil himself.  Khalid would end up…

Artfully vague but critically important

DPO, my former boss, asked me an interesting question yesterday.  He asked me whether I could consider the creation of another version of myself, one that had my existing strengths, none of my existing weaknesses, and all of the skills she needed to get what she needed done.  He called her Abez 2.0. We assigned…

Sometimes I forget she’s five

Iman: Momma, all birds lay eggs- Me: That’s right, very good… Iman: -except for tigers. Me: Iman, tigers are not birds. Iman: What about bats? Me: No, they’re not birds even though they fly.  They don’t have feathers.  They’re kind of like flying mice. Iman: But they’re not alive, right? Me: Of course bats are alive!…

Musfira’s Great Nap Escape

Musfira will be turning two next week, and the older she gets, the more creative and amazing her attempts to escape from nap-time become. I put her down for a nap at 12:00.  At 12:15, she desperately cried out “Momma, Ow!” I rushed to the room wondering how she could have gotten hurt while in…