There are days where we experience Autism in full force. On these days, the boys are likely having a ton of difficulty with things. They may be overstimulated or struggling with more sensory issues than normal.
Part of what’s so overwhelming for us as parents is the screaming and inability to really help them through what they are experiencing.
These are the days where I may have to remake breakfast, lunch and dinner, several times because someone is refusing to eat because something is wrong with their chicken nuggets.
Lizze and I refer to these days as a day full of Autism.
We don’t mean it in a bad way. It’s just one of those days when the boys will experience more of the outward symptoms and are much more challenging to manage.
After the boys are safely away in their dreams, Lizze and I try to unwind.
Depending on how bad the day was, I may sneak off to Walgreens for some cheap ice cream or Lizze will fall asleep while snuggling with me on the couch.
It’s nice to have some downtime. It helps to keep us from going crazy and it’s also nice to spend time with my best friend, even if she’s sleeping next to me. 🙂
What do you do to unwind after a rough day?
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