Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Create a Poem...

This came home in Riley’s backpack yesterday. The words in italics were provided; the bold - R’s responses.

I used to think
But now I am glad
I always care
But I never kiss Jamie  <= R’s Special Ed Assistant
I once to know *
But now I am at a one
If I could shake hands with Terri  <= R’s peer who he has taken a shine to.
I would be okay
I never kiss the ladies
But I might stay at school
I can’t be grumpy
But I can kiss mom
I won’t forget my PE strip
But I might stay home
I used to wear costume
But now I am at a one.

By Riley
April 16, 2013.

Some of the fill-in-the-blanks are pretty self-explanatory; others made me smile and a few ummm…* I have absolutely no idea?!? 

The “am at a one” is in reference to The Incredible 5-Point Scale by Kari Dunn Buron. We introduced this strategy to Riley a few years ago to try and enable him to manage/monitor his emotions/feelings. This is a work in progress. 

I thought this was so cool. The gamut of Riley World all wrapped up into a single poem.  :D

Happy Hump Day!


  1. I want to see your poem Di. Somehow I think our final product might be quite similar ;)

    1. I just might give it a try. Stay tuned... :)

  2. AWWW!!!! Big smile on my face here!!!

    He just wants to kiss the ladies! ;)
    Awesome... so wonderful. <3

    1. He is always teasing about "I can't kiss the ladies" (the SEA's at school). I'm sure you can imagine the back and forth conversation we have about this one. Haahaa!

    2. Tommy likes to tell anyone that will listen that he "can watch the Playboy TV now because he's 18". However, when I ask him "you want to see the nakeds?" He laughs and says NOOOO!!!! hahahaa

    3. Haahaahaa! Wait until he says "sure"! Eeeeeep!!! :O