WELL, in THIS House is about the special needs lifestyle. I can boil it down to this:
WELL, in THIS House is a blog about life in our house with a mom who has Asperger’s, a son who has Asperger’s, and a neurotypical dad – all of whom are proud geeks. What you’ll find here is mostly about parenting, special needs, the products that we use, the food we eat, and social media… which makes it much easier for an Aspie mom to socialize than the awkwardness of real life.
Christina Gleason (The Mom)
That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I’m a relatively high-functioning Aspie who also lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), depression, anxiety, and several yet-unexplained chronic pain issues. I am not ashamed to admit that I am in the care of a psychiatrist, who assures me that people in therapy are often better adjusted than “normal” people who are not, because at least we know what our issues are and are working on them. 🙂 I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including World of Warcraft and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.
Tom (The Dad)
I keep begging Tom to blog on here. He’s a good writer. But he spends his days helping consumers navigate the New York State Health Marketplace and his nights as a loving husband and father. And a gamer. I suppose I can’t blame him for wanting to play World of Warcraft instead of blogging in his free time after little man goes to bed. He doesn’t like vegetables either, although he’ll eat more of them than I do. I don’t know what I did to deserve him, but he’s a wonderful man who has seen me through the worst of what my mental and physical health have had to offer. Friends of mine have told me they’re jealous. I’d be jealous of me, too.
T.J. (The Kid)
TJ is the Cutest Kid Ever. I had to console him when I told him I was changing the name of my blog from Cutest Kid Ever to WiTH, because he swore he’d never get too old to want to be called that. (I have a feeling that will change by the time he’s a little older.) He has Asperger’s Syndrome, like I do, but most people wouldn’t know it after meeting him. He’s very bright, high functioning, and very loving…but when he has a meltdown, watch out. (Takes after me that way, I suppose. But with my age, I’ve at least learned to postpone potentially public meltdowns until I have a modicum of privacy…he, understandably, has not.) He likes the sort of things most other boys his age like: Pokemon, Minecraft, Phineas & Ferb, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Nintendo 3DS games, aliens, superheroes, and dancing spastically to music but shushing his parents when they try to sing along.No tag for this post.