Teacher: Keira did testing today.
On the way home, assuming Keira would Not understand the question …
Me: Did you play dumb or did you show them just how smart you are?
Keira put her cheek on her shoulder, smiled, blinked her eyes and said: I did play dumb. 丹丹
* They have No Idea who they’re dealing with 不不


Keira and Language

This is Patrick Steward reading a Shakespeare Sonnet.
* You can understand the words he’s saying.
* You may get the gist of one or two lines of the sonnet.
* But you definitely can’t respond in verse.
That is Keira’s entire life. Keira understands what we say like most of us understand a Shakespeare sonnet.

Star Trek

The more I think about it I realize that Star Trek made defeating the Borg far to complicated.
In reality it would have only taken 2 moms of Autistic kids to defeat an entire cube.

“You call That assimilation? I’ll show you assimilation! It’s in her IEP and by God I will force you to comply. Resistance is futile Bitch.”

4 Day Weekend – Because we didn’t have power

Keira’s what I did this weekend letter:
4 Day weekend

Im not sure how much Keira is going to remember, but here goes.

We woke up without electric, which Keira probably didnt realize because my husband got up early and turned on the generator. By the time Keira got up the house was warm and the lights were on.
We had chocolate sugared donuts for breakfast and then went over to Nana Papas where Keira played in the basement, what Keira calls Downstairs with toys until about 9pm that night – all the time, very very happy. We had Burger King for Dinner with Nana and Papa. We went home that evening and again the generator was running so we had lights and heat. I dont think Keira realized there was any issue.

We started the generator again in the morning because we still didnt have power, but since there wasnt any internet we had chocolate sugared donuts for breakfast again and went back to Nana Papas. In the afternoon, Nana brought the girls Pretty Bra Shopping a very be deal in our family.
During pretty bra shopping, CMP messaged informing us that we had power – YAY!

Up early, had chocolate sugared donuts for breakfast and headed to Nana Papas (because honestly, I had spent 3 days getting my parents cable situation straightened out and that spectrum guy was not leaving their house until my father had a working DVR.) Anyway, after Papa got his DVR, my sisters and their kids joined us, than Nana, Papa, Mommy, Riley, Keira, Aunties and Cousins when to Pumpkin Fest!
Pumpkin Fest is really a little too young for Keira, but she had fun watching her younger cousins play the games. Keira had 3 sticks of cotton candy, bag of popcorn and a caramel apple, then picked out a pumpkin and helped Mommy and Nana load all the pumpkins into the van.
We went back to Nana Papas where we had a huge feast, of which Keira had a salad.
Then we carved pumpkins. I helped Keira dig out the pumpkin, but she 100% carved the pumpkin all by herself – both sides. (Its funny, out of all 12 grandchildren ranging in age between 5 and 24, Keira is the only one allowed to handle a sharp knife.)
After pumpkin carving the kids went inside with Nana for ice cream and cake – Keira emptied an entire container of chocolate sprinkles on her ice cream.

We were out of donuts. We didnt go to Nana Papas. It was weird.
Keira and Mommy went to Shaw’s. Keira and Daddy went to Dollar Tree. At Dollar Tree Keira got a mirror and a compact. Daddy made tacos for dinner. Mommy did a terrible job cutting Keiras bangs and now everyone is in bed.


Riley & I were watching TNG, talking about the rights of Data, robots & AI.
Keira turns around in her chair: I am Borg.
Me: That’s ‘We’. We are Borg.

Child, you understand more than we give you credit for.

(The measure of a man)

Keira to IHS: Do Not Touch That. That Is Not Ok!

IHS & I laughing hysterically.

Keira: That is Not Funny.

20 minute argument about a pen – Keira using ‘My Pen’ and ‘Your Pen’ quite appropriately.

Keira: Help me talk.
Me: How can I help you talk?
Keira: Help me talk with phone.
Me: Talk on the phone?
Keira Help me talk with coins.
Me: How do coins help you talk?
Keira: 5Below.
And she hands me her phone. She’s watching a video on Chocolate coins.
Me: Keira, do you want to go to 5Below and get chocolate coins?
Keira: Socks and Boots. Let’s Go.
Hell Yes We Went To Get Chocolate Coins.