1. Marie
    March 6, 2017 @ 9:10 am

    Carrie – it is as if you have a birds eye view into my family. You are always able to put things into words that I just can’t. This story about father and son really touches me, it is just like my husband and 10 year old son. They both try so hard but they butt heads all the time and I never know quite how to respond because it means I’m choosing a side. Thank you for your stories and your honesty.


  2. cbspira
    March 6, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    In case this makes your daughter feel better:
    We just gave our 7yo daughter a short haircut and used your daughter’s picture to show the stylist what we wanted.

    I specifically chose her picture (the one where she’s wearing the dress with the flowers) because she must definitely looks like a girl and not at all boyish (which my daughter was so afraid would happen).


    • Carrie Cariello
      March 6, 2017 @ 11:24 am

      I love that style! I bet your daughter looks lovely. Rose asked to go EVEN shorter right before we left for vacation….so she kind of did blend in with the boys. 😉


  3. Jeannie Prinsen
    March 6, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

    Yeah, so much history behind these scenes, isn’t there? Again, you capture the feelings so well. Thanks again.


  4. agshap
    March 6, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

    I am learning about autism – working in a school affords me access to hands on scenes – but since my grandson was diagnosed and I watch him from time to time – it has been a trying time. But the past 12 years have been a learning experience in what to do and what not to do, When it is time to go to school and he asks for two more minutes – I wait – because I found this works better than insisting we leave NOW. But he is the love of my life and I find I just have to use a different way of taking care of him….


  5. Stephs Two Girls
    March 11, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

    Oh I love this post so much. And I get it. The treading on eggshells, needing everything to be just so… am wondering if you’ve heard of PDA, Pathological Demand Avoidance? Love how you’ve explained their relationship, and how you did what I may well have done in that situation, something which takes even more strength and is not necessarily the easy way out. I get it. x


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