Tag Archives: Obsession

Losing Control

Nate has a difficult time controlling how much he eats. Like Robert Downey in Tropic Thunder, he gets excited about his foods, but it’s more than that. He’s constantly snacking and we are the worst enablers. Part of it goes … Continue reading

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Days of Whine and Neuroses

It’s been a very long time since I posted (sorry about that), but the last month has been so busy on many fronts (including a visit to Cooperstown by President Obama) and Mission of Complex has taken a back seat. … Continue reading

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Collectively Proud

Nate and I have way more similarities than differences. At times that feels counter-intuitive – he has autism, I don’t – and I imagine that many parents of children with a “syndrome” of sorts find it either difficult to connect … Continue reading

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Nate and I had a good plan for yesterday: a trip to Albany. He had a few new bathrooms to visit – a McDonald’s in Watervliet, a renovated Dunkin’ Donuts on Western Ave., Subway and Panera on New Scotland Road and … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

What is it about autistic kids that they gravitate toward Nate? We’ve seen it time and time again, where a much younger child automatically hones in on Nate. It may be that wherever he goes, Nate plops himself down and … Continue reading

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The Agony and The Ecstasy (or, Nate as Michelangelo)

Before Nate was born, Karen and I decided that we weren’t going to cordon off parts of our house and prioritize our things over our kid. We’d seen that with some friends, who made certain rooms verboten to their toddlers. Gotta keep the … Continue reading

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Voices Inside His Head

Years ago, Nate was so compulsive about The Simpsons DVD box sets that it distracted him from school and drove him to wild extremes. His frustration lead to tantrums and serious outbursts. After another day came and went without a release … Continue reading

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