I know it may seem like an easy question to answer but for a special needs parent, that’s not always the case. The truth is that this is a loaded question not easily answered.
Speaking from personal experience, most people can’t really handle the truth.
People ask me all the time how I’m doing. Typically, if they’re asking me in person, than they likely don’t read my blog. So I generally answer them with something that they will be comfortable hearing, like, “I’m going great, how about you?”
What am I supposed to say?
If I answer them truthfully, things become pretty awkward. There are times that I’ve had a really bad day and someone asks me how I’m doing. I’ve been known to be really honest and you should see the looks I get. People don’t know what to say.
If I’m asked by another special needs parent, I feel more comfortable being honest because I know that they understand.
Over the years, I’ve found that I tend to try making my life more comfortable for the people around me. That’s not really a good thing because in trying to spare people for the truth, I’m only hurting myself.
With all that said, I was wondering how you folks answer that question? Are you honest or is it easier to just say that you’re doing great, even if that couldn’t be farther from the truth?
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