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!


6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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    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!

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    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

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

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