Every single school year for the Lost and Tired family ends the same way, with summer break. Despite our best efforts to prepare ourselves for this period of time that is any but a break, we always end up a day late and a dollar short.
What I mean is that our plans always seem to fall through and the summer just seems to drag on forever.
When your dealing with kids with special needs, despite how much you may enjoy having them home, time slows to a crawl and your sanity, patience and energy slowly erode away.
This often find myself driven to the very edge of sanity and then kicked out of the car while it’s still moving, leaving me stranded and trying to locate all my missing marbles.
This year, we have the AC from the very start. This will help to keep the kids cool and comfortable, thus addressing some of the sensory issues we experienced without it. However, that won’t be enough to survive the summer.
We are going to likely have many trips to the doctors and hospital’s, especially for Gavin. We are just beginning to gain some traction in the fight for answers as to what the heck is going on with him.
My hope is that we can make a few trips to the Zoo with the boys. I want to take at least Elliott fishing.
I would looooovvvvveee to move away from our dangerously violent neighborhood as well. Probably not going to happen right now but I’m a dreamer.
Lizze and I will need to work out a new, strict and manageable routine for the boys as that will make things a little easier. I’m going to put together some visual queues and work out some educational time as well.
Outside of that, all I can do is hope to survive the longest 3 months ever.
What to ya’ll have planned for this summer? Are the summers as fun for you and yours as they are for me and mine?
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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