One of the worst fears I have as a single Autism parent is a very practical one. Of course I’m terrified of the future, just like everyone else but I really try to stay in the present because that’s where we are currently living.
Ever since I became a single parent over a year ago, one of my absolute worst fears has been me getting sick and being unable to take care of my kids.
In the months following my wife’s departure, that fear became all too realized because we all passed the stomach flu back and forth to each other for about 8 weeks. It was truly awful.
As we adjusted to our new lives, our stress levels reduced and we became healthier.
This is the exact same time as last year when we were all sick at the same time and I find myself there once again.
Elliott and Emmett have been home from school for a week now and Elliott still checked in with a low grade fever this morning.
I’m so completely burnt out and fighting something off as well myself.
Gavin, thank God, is feeling okay. That’s truly something to be thankful for.. ☺
All I want to do is sleep right now and while I can catch a nap here and there, it’s not restful. That said, I’m grateful for what I can get because I know there are others out there that can’t even get a brief nap.
Anyway, I’m afraid of what this week holds because the boys have already missed a week of school.
I have a million and one things to do before Thanksgiving hits and as for Christmas, I’m at a total loss.
The last thing in the world I need right now is to be sick…. It makes an already difficult job, emmensly more difficult.
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