Lizze family has an annual Christmas Party and this year it’s today. Typically, we don’t go because we have the kids and as you probably know from your own experience, that doesn’t always go well.
These types of events are generally considered to be overstimulation
However, this year we have decided to let Gavin go and spend time with his cousins. Lizze‘s parents want to take him and so the fallout, if any, will be their to deal with.
Part of the reason we decided to okay this is because we’re starting to look at things a bit differently.
With Gavin, we are looking at quality of life issues.
With everything he has going on with his health, no one knows where he’s going to be in the future. Gavin is still accountable for his actions but we are going to be more flexible with things he’s allowed to do. This is of course, pending good behavior.
Lizze and I will be trying to make an appearance tonight as well.
Lizze wants to spend some time with her aunt and I’m in total support of that.
The boys however, will be with my parents because it’s best that we shield them from as much of this possible.
I hope that tonight goes well for everyone. In this case, the end justifies the means. Life is a balance. Trying to ensure that balance can be exhausting to say the least. Sometimes, it’s best to throw caution to the wind and do take a leap of faith.
Does that make sense?