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It’s okay to just be human

Gavin will not stop talking.  He’s talking over everyone else and won’t stop sharing about food. I’m so tired of hearing about food.  I swear to God that if he doesn’t stop, my head is going to explode all over the wall, like a scene from Supernatural.

I don’t even want to eat tonight because I’m so absolutely tired of anything to do with food. 

This has slowly eroded away my sanity and I just want to scream shut up already. While I have enough self-control to not actually say that, the fact that I’m struggling not to, simply indicates that I’m human.

It’s okay to feel frustration.  It’s okay to feel overwhelmed.  It’s also okay to want to just scream at the top of your lungs, just shut up and leave me alone.  What matters the most is how you handle these feelings.  We’re all human. We think and feel things in the heat of the moment that we would never actually say or do. 

I’m not ashamed to admit this and I would encourage you all to forgive yourselves, if you should ever have any of these thoughts or feelings. 

I would also encourage you to be open about these feelings as well because you’re not alone and others can help.


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Angela McDonough
Angela McDonough

It depends on whats going on what emotional age Cody is if he is having a meltdown he is 190lb violent toddler the rest of the time he seems like a really nerdy 20 yr old My younger 1 is 13 but emotionally he is more between 6 to 9 He is not autistic but has Autism related disorders so i get what you are saying He didnt walk till he was almost 2 but he was A VERY CHUBBY BABY his legs wouldnt hold him Now he is Almost a black belt in Karate

Lost and Tired

Gavin’s 13 going on 4. 🙁 I totally get what you’re saying because Emmett didn’t talk until late. Now he talks all the time. 🙂

Angela McDonough

Cody lost speech at 17 months and then got it back again at 5.5 yrs He slurs but he is understandable just sounds like he has a mouth full of marbles sometimes

Angela McDonough

The joke in the family is he didnt talk till he was almost 6 now we cant shut him up lol

Angela McDonough

He is 15 he will be 16 in Oct

Lost and Tired

How old is your son.

Angela McDonough

He is walking wikapedia he tends to make his mom feel stupid when he talks about somethings cause he is at collage level on certain subjects lol

Lost and Tired

The grass isn’t always greener. You handle it very well. That’s what I do most of the time. I’ll say, Gavin, Daddy’s brain needs a break and my ears are really tired. Sometimes it works and other times jot so much.
To me, the topic is irrelevant. It’s the constant bombardment of his words that are relentlessly thrown in my direction.
Like you mentioned, some of the stuff is over your head. Much of what Gavin says anymore is very, very difficult to understand because of his speech regression. Trying to figure out what he’s talking about is like removing your glasses and trying to focus on something that just won’t come into focus. 🙂
Hang in there. 🙂

Angela McDonough

It could be worse you could be forced to listen to my son tell you non stop about mythology paranormal psycology and VIDEO GAMES i usually say ok Cody i am glad your smart but moms had enough for a little while he is disapointed but will give me an hr or 2 before he starts in again Most of what he talks about is so over my head i just go yeah really thats awsome cool LOL


That’s a true sign of strength and love….trekking on and maintaining self-control during times of high stress.

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