The day hasn’t gone at all as planned.
Elliott woke up this morning and wasn’t feeling well. I could have been more encouraging about trying school but Emmett was already home cause of his fever cycle and doctors appointment.
Frankly, I didn’t have the energy to pick that battle today.
I’m feeling really burnt out and completely overwhelmed by everything going in around me.
There are so many things that I’m worried about and have to somehow take care of that even if Emmett weren’t climbing into bed with me at night, I still probably wouldn’t sleep.
It’s really hard to put into words the amount of stress that one feels as a special needs parent.
I’m not discounting that parenting in general is stressful but special needs parenting is generally in a completely different universe of its own.
Often times it’s a lonely and isolating experience, that the people around you just can’t fully comprehend because they are walking in your shoes. Most of them mean well and truly want to help but it’s not always easy to figure out how.
It’s even more isolating when your tackling this job on your own because you don’t even have
the built in support of the other parent.
It’s one of those days where the positive side of things is obscured….
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