Today has been one of the worst days in Lost and Tired family history. We’ve had bad days but this affected the whole family in a profound way, especially the boys.
So, in an effort to be positive and move forward I’m awarding a Today’s Victory.
Today’s Victory is being awarded to Lizze, Gavin, Elliott and Emmett..
Despite everyone’s fear, overstimulation and anxiety, we didn’t kill each other and we will live to see another day. Sometimes that, in and of itself is victory and after a day like today, I’ll proudly stick that in the win column.
In the picture below, Gavin worked together, very patiently with Elliott, to help him play through Mario Brothers on Elliott’s broken DSi. The DSi is crashing and making Elliott start over.
Gavin helped him to keep trying and continued even though Elliott was really upset. This was actually one of the few times Gavin spoke today.
Great job everyone. I’m so proud of all of you. I’m so sorry this happened today. Things will get better, I promise. I do whatever it takes. 🙂
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you just continue to inspire and humble the living shit out of me, Rob.
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I agree with whynotfathers – take a bow and celebrate your own personal victory.
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I agree with what you said about the Victory, Rob, however I think that you need to take a bow as well. As a father of 3 kids on the spectrum, one more severely than the others, I can't imagine having this happen to my family. With the influx of migrant workers into our area because of an oil boom, it is going to get worse before it gets better. This kind of thing has been at the front of our minds, especially after the kidnapping and murder of a teacher that happened in the last two weeks not terribly far from where we live. Still though, we aren't in the middle of it like you and your family. Hope that things look better for you soon.
That is a victory! What a rough day for you all. I pray that you will all recover from this experience very, very soon. I love the picture you posted, but I must say as one who loves many kids on the spectrum, the picture made me smile because the boys were neither looking at each other nor at the camera! That is so like our kids. I think you could also post this pic under your "Nope, No autism here" category.:)