Nights like last night make Autism Parenting so much more difficult


I wish I could tell you I slept well last night but that wouldn’t really be true at all.  I was really stressed out last night and was finally able to relax enough to try and fall asleep around 2am.

Shortly after I closed my eyes, I heard Emmett’s TV and realized that the only reason I would be hearing that is if Emmett were awake. 

I went over to check on him and he was just sitting in bed, watching TV and playing his Minecraft.  He didn’t know why he was awake and was a bit disoriented because he was so tired.  I had him climb into bed with me, so I could ensure he went back to bed as quickly as possible. 

He was back asleep by 2:30 or 3:00 am but was having a hard time falling asleep because he had a bad dream again. 

When the alarm went off this morning, he did not want to wake up and neither did I. He was fever free and needed to go to school.  It took every last ounce of energy I had to redirect him and keep him distracted enough that he was willing to go to school. 

I called the school to give them a heads up and have them keep an eye on him today. 

Now Gavin and I are off at great his bloodwork done, get drinking water and head home to get the house ready for new security install scheduled for a tomorrow afternoon….

There’s no chance of a nap today unless I get all this stuff done. 

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Kim Gebhardt
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Are you still working out with your Bowflex and walking the track when the weather is nice? I find that a healthy diet and regular exercise are the best things for me when I feel like I’m just not sleeping well. Also, limiting screen time for an hour or so before bed is supposed to be helpful. I realize that your overall stress level is playing a part in your sleeplessness, but exercise has always helped me with that part of it too.

a sharp
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Why not share your outbursts of emotional cruelty towards Lizze with everyone? Don’t think that was difficult for her? Take responsibility for your abusive and manipulative nature.

Darcy
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Oh my ‘a sharp’, the only reason I laughed at this is because of how stupid it made you sound. This particular post was about lack of sleep, not outburts. But it seems you must be one of Lizze’s friends. So IF Rob had an emotional outburst, you don’t think he is entitled to one? Are you sayin it was difficult for Lizze to handle? She caused a majority of the problems, shouldn’t she “man up” and take the “abuse”? Lizze has had her own many emotional outbursts. She doesn’t have to own up to her own abusive & manipulative… Read more »
Gonzo
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Says Rob that she caused most of it. His denial of playing any part in the divorces lends credit to someone saying he did do wrong. No divorce is 100% one persons fault.

Kim Gebhardt
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I have no knowledge of outbursts of emotional cruelty from Rob towards Lizze, but don’t you think her emotional cruelty towards her own children far outweighs anything that Rob may have said to her? She put her children to bed and then walked out the door. THAT IS NOT OKAY. And if Rob is so awful, why did she leave the boys with him? Rob and Lizze are adults and can make their own decisions, but those boys were treated as an afterthought in Lizze’s plan for her future. What she did was indecent and disrespectful and she should be… Read more »
Rob Gorski
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Okay. Before this gets anymore out of hand and off topic, I’m going to say what I need to say and out of respect for my kids, who could someday read this, as well as respect for their Mother, I’m shutting this down. After reading the comment in question, I had a very emotional and honest conversation with my wife. I don’t care what some random Internet troll thinks but I do care what the Mother of my children does. In the 15 years that we were together, there was never an ounce of abuse in either direction. We both… Read more »
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