My son. My gifted son. My funny son. My son who has ADHD. My son with the sarcastic wit of a much older human. My son who is so much like my brother.
My son challenges me, and then turns around and is the sweetest, cuddliest child in the universe. My brother is gifted. My brother is clever. My brother has a killer sense of humour. My brother who has ADHD.
He is a hero to my son, because he is the cool uncle, but also because he thinks like my son does. He is an example to my boy of what having a brain like theirs can do. He shows my boy that being gifted and having ADHD can be significant sources of strength to build an amazing life.
My son is my brother’s biggest fan (maybe second after his wife, but a close second). He was beyond excited to get to be the proud owners of Daz3D merch!!
If he could sleep in his hat, I’m pretty sure that he would.
Seeing my brother love my son so much, while helping me understand how to raise him in the most healthfully, strong way possible fills my heart with joy and gratitude.
P.S. My boy is pretty particular about what I can post about him. This picture was with his permission, because he wanted to “advertise” for Uncle Ty. In our family, that’s love.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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