We need a break. We haven’t had a break in as long as I can remember. We don’t sleep or ever just get to relax. Gavin has been having more and more problems and Emmett has become extremely difficult to manage. Speaking for myself, I feel I’m losing my mind. We can’t be expected to keep this up forever. There has to be help out there. We can’t keep struggling to keep the kids from hurting themselves because our house is not set up for special needs children, one of these times someone is going to get hurt. Emmett has already broken his nose and fallen down the steps twice. No matter how much we try to keep ahead of them we just cannot seem to do that. Honestly, majority of our of our time is literally spent chasing after Emmett and defusing Gavin.

Lizze and I have been married 7 years now and haven’t had a night alone in at least 4 years. We need a break. We need time to ourselves. We need this before we break.

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I'm in the same boat, I have a 4 year old autistic son and a 2 year old son, their dad left before our second child was born, and was barely even home since our first was. I have only had 1 break in 4 years. It doesn't help they know how to climb to the top shelves, unlock all the doors, and open child proff caps. I have no place where anything is safe. Everyone says get this or that, but Im broke and all my spare money goes to replacing items such as shampoo or toilet paper. I am at my ends wit and need a break badly. I cannot do any self calming techniques besides counting to 10 unless they nap which is a miracle. If you find any help let me know.

Lost and Tired

It's nice to meet you. Wish is was under better circumstances. 🙂
I want to thank you for sharing your story. There are places to get help. For our youngest Emmett we have a program called "help me grow". They help with everything he needs. They are a contact point and a resource. The only thing I can say is you're not alone. Keep sharing your story and getting it out (so to speak). It really does help. Do you have a blog?

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