In the previous post, I talked about how Emmett ended up not going to see his Mom today because he was just not in a good place.
I have some good news….
Emmett eventually settled down and felt comfortable going to visit his Mom tonight. I say comfortable because he wasn’t even comfortable in his own skin for awhile this afternoon. I don’t think this had anything to do with his Mom or not wanting to visit. He was just on complete sensory overload.
He went over after dinner and I checked a little bit ago and he’s sound asleep. I’m really glad I was able to help him through whatever he was going through.
Hopefully, he’ll still be in a good place tomorrow and want to stay the rest of the day. ☺
After Emmett left, I just crashed.
Dealing with a child who was in the state of mind Emmett was in, is absolutely exhausting. Sensory overload is something that’s very much an invisible challenge but it’s very real and the impact it can have, is frankly beyond my ability to accurately articulate.
In Emmett’s case, sensory overload can and often will, completely shut him down. It’s rough for him and anyone around him.
Anyway, I ended up eventually going over to my parents for a bit and finalizing my Dad’s new business cards. Perhaps you didn’t know but I’m quite good at designing business cards within Photoshop.
It took a couple of hours to get them just the way he wanted them but the end result is pretty awesome.
Aside from that, it’s been a quiet night. I’m writing this about 11pm and I may just call it a night afterwards. I have nothing on the agenda for tomorrow and I’m hoping to get some serious sleep.
Today’s not been perfect but I survived and by all accounts, that’s a pretty good thing.. ☺