Category Archives: Disney

The Infamous Disney Trip

Rewind two years.

We had never taken a vacation as a family. Buddy was mostly nonverbal, usually saying only “cup” and “no.” He was almost four, the same age Lily is now. What a difference!

I didn’t know then that Buddy was autistic. Our family doctor just said, “Every kid develops at their own pace, and he doesn’t show any physical delays.”

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Inside Out and other Disney Movies

Until Buddy was four years old, he did not really talk. I could not get him to talk. He learned just enough to get by, like “cup” (good luck guessing if it’s juice or milk he wants) and “no.” Our trip to Disney changed everything. When I posted about it on Facebook, someone sent me a link about this little boy who was very similar. Take the time to read it, if you can. It greatly describes my life with Buddy.

In the article, Owen, a little boy, wasn’t talking. Here’s a passage: Continue reading Inside Out and other Disney Movies