|Glo-Bowling birthday party sensory blues|
because she gives the test first,
the lesson afterwards.
~Vernon Sanders Law
Pop Quiz Popcorn
Each day in a parent's life is a test.
Each day of an autism parent is a series of pop quizzes.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
We spend energy anticipating pops
as if we're waiting and watching for popcorn kernels to burst.
We delight pops of breakthroughs, euphoric moments.
We expect pops of setbacks, anguished moments.
We, along with our children
pop UP, DOWN, HIGH and LO, TO, and FRO;
the sizzling skillet of autism taking us all on a explosive ride.