Why must everything be such a challenge

My kids have everything been in rare form all day

I mentioned earlier about Emmett starting another flare up.  Gavin is being….actually Gavin is doing pretty well,  all things considered.

Elliott on the other hand is just an emotional mess. He cries at the drop of a hat and is generally more difficult to keep moving.  I don’t know how to really helpful him but I’m really hoping the Zoloft helps to ease his anxiety because this little boy is just a bit higher strung lately.

I think I would die,  I would just literally die,  if I could say “please go get ready for bed” and it actually happened. 

Instead,  I have to remind Gavin because he forgot what he was supposed to do before he made it to the top of the stairs.  Emmett won’t wear clothes anyway and at bedtime,  it works to our advantage. However,  he hates brushing his teeth. Let me rephrase that.  He likes brushing his own teeth but doesn’t like us to do it for him.

Elliott will stall as much as he possibly can.  Then he will get all worked up and before we know it,  the tears begin to fall.

It takes a huge amount of effort just to get them ready for bed..at least most of the time anyway.

I love my kids more than anything in the world,  I really do.  However,  I still wish things weren’t always such a freaking challenge. Ya know what I mean?  I’m sure at least some of you out there know what I’m talking about.

I would be awesome to be able to make one dinner and not have to make different things for different texture and sensory needs.

It would be nice to be able to be able to get the kids ready for and then into bed within a reasonable amount of time and with minimal effort.

I’m so tired of battling insurance companies,  schools,  idiot neighbors and family that just never seem to get it. I’m tired of trusting the wrong people and finding out that we have been lied to.

I just wish there was a dimmer switch for the level of challenge we face sometimes. When things get to be to much,  I could simply dial things back a little bit.

Wishful thinking,  I know but it would still be nice……

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Charles Bolton

You're Doing The Best You Can. Having Autism is hard to say the least, so I can only imagine what you're children are going through. You are a great father, but nobody can do everything…Just do the best that you can do. Everybody knows you want the best for you're children and are Trying your hardest. Xx Sending Best Wishes your Way.

lianemarkus

Perhaps, it is really true that children in the past is very different from children in the present. In fact, I also wonder why but when I read your blog here, I have come to realize why and thank you for sharing it to us.
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