As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

The New Shirt. In small, medium, and large...

Let me know if this sounds all too familiar.

Your child has a favourite article of clothing. That favourite article of clothing goes from being their favourite to becoming their must-wear everyday or else it’s the end of the world as we know it. Anyone whose following our blog from the beginning knows that this is something we fight ever single day.

Forever, that outfit for Bryce was this... the “brown and yellow” shirt that Bryce has now accepted as, and says, “Bye shirt, too small,” whenever he sees a picture of it. It was the first outfit that he became obsessed with.

When that outfit became too small we were looking for alternatives and had no success. Thankfully, one of readers gave us a great suggestion for a replacement and “orange and brown” became the new favourite.

A couple days ago we noticed a hole in the elbow of the orange and brown shirt. Here we go again! I immediately thought. It’s not like all hell breaks loose when it comes to shopping for a new shirt or anything, but we just know how attached he gets to these “favourite” shirts. They have to be way too small or damaged beyond repair in order for him to accept the fact that it’s time for something new, and he’s just started to accept that now.

So here’s the new shirt... which he has named, “Boom!” He picked it out himself after declining a ton of options and realizing his requests for orange or brown shirts weren’t available.

I have had people joke around (or be dead serious) and ask me, “If it’s his favourite shirt, why don’t you buy it in all sizes?” I would always laugh thinking that it was a silly idea, until it dawned on me, why not? So without further adieu, here’s his new shirt in small, medium, and large...

I’m crossing my fingers that comic phrases and action words never go out of style.

Oh, and he also picked out this little hoodie, which isn’t only super cute, but it’s the first time he ‘opened’ his wardrobe (on his own) to more than one article of clothing. It’s groundbreaking, and just in time for back-to-school!

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tanaya,

    I just discovered your blog today and boy, can I relate to this post. Matthew used to be the same way. He's 19 now and will wear anything. He has his favorites of course, but if he can't wear a Sponge Bob T-shirt he doesn't melt down.

    I never thought we would get through that stage but we did!

    Thanks for sharing your story.


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