At the risk of sounding like a complete asshole, I’m going to admit that Gavin is driving me completely insane.
Since the moment he woke up this morning, Gavin’s been talking to me nonstop.
I realize that everything is a matter of perspective and that some of you would give anything to hear a single word come out of your little one. I’ve been there as well. I remember what it felt like when Emmett wasn’t speaking and had no language. I would have given anything to hear him say Daddy.
Here’s the deal. Everyone’s experience with Autism and parenting is the same.
It’s not about being ungrateful that my kids talk, it’s about being human and only being able to take so much, regardless of the problem.
I’m my case, Gavin is slowly but surely eroding away what sanity I’ve been able to maintain. I’m running on emergency reserves and I can see the bottom of the tank.
For the last eight hours, Gavin has been asking me question after question, in between sharing every single thought he has…….every single one. It’s exhausting, overwhelming and he has no off switch or volume button.
I think I’m going crazy…….. O_o
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