I lifted this idea from Jennifer over at the Childside. She seems to suggest that it's trite and cliché because "everyone" is doing it, but I guess I must not get out much - not even virtually - because it was new to me.
The idea is to produce a retrospective by posting the first sentence from the first blog post of each month. Here, then, are some glimpses back on 2006 from our corner of the blogosphere:
January: When I started this blog, I thought I would use it to write about a lot of things ("raising a son on the autism spectrum, progressive politics, pop culture, and coffee addiction.")
February: When I arrived to pick up Bud from school yesterday, his eyes were a bit red and puffy.
March: I've been struggling to maintain that perspective I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, or even to find the words to write about the struggle.
April: Bud's spontaneous language just keeps getting better.
May: This weekend as we were getting ready to go outside to play, Bud approached me with his arms full of toys.
June: I was sitting at my desk when my cell phone rang.
July: There is poetry in the way Bud sees the world.
August: I've been scrambling to find a new autism specialist because the developmental pediatrician who's been working with Bud for the past four years is moving out of state.
September: I've been tagged.
October: I have followed, with interest, conversations among fellow bloggers about the use of the terms "high functioning" and "low functioning" as descriptors of autism.
November: I've never been a huge fan of Halloween before, but I have to admit - this year's festivities have left me feeling positively Wiccan.
December: As I've mentioned previously, it's officially Christmas season at our house.
Happy New Year to all my fellow travelers in the autism blogosphere. I look forward to sharing 2007 with you!