There are “breaks” and there are “BREAKS”

As a special needs parent one of the things we NEVER get is a break. We just push ourselves through the exhaustion and sometimes pain just so we can do it all over again the next day. The kind of breaks we do get we could REALLY do without. I’m declaring shenanigans of Easter/Spring “break”.  Can you say “bait and switch” or “false advertising”… If you use the word break in a sentence when speaking to a special needs parent you should be sure to specify WHO is ACTUALLY getting the break, because it certainly isn’t us. When someone tells me that “Easter/Spring breaks starts tomorrow”, my response is “HELL YEAH!! It’a about damn time. I’ll have the kids packed up and ready to go. What time are you coming by to pick them up”. Then they look at me like I’ve lost my mind. Then I say “oh not that kind of break, huh?”.   This is my “profound” thought for the day 🙂

2 comments

  1. it is me who is going to break~never give the MMR to a child on a biologic drug which compromises their immune system..crohn’s flaring~two steps back…hear me hitting my head on the desk…I should have know better~

    thankful for not having to do the morning school routine though…dang, nothing harder that (3 kids~3 different schools)…busing cut, no handidandy parking available, slow moving typical parents all dolled up for the other world.

    i have been chanting “it can do anything” over and over and its only wednesday…

  2. Jr only goes to school 2days/4hrs each day. I'm already crying & his "break" is next week. I can imagine how you feel!

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