I’m really struggling with patience today

It’s been one of those days where Autism and ADHD are totally kicking my ass. I love my kids to the moon and back but they are absolutely driving me crazy. 

Gavin’s repeating himself over and over again. Elliott is just melting down like there’s no tomorrow and it’s over every single tiny thing. Emmett’s really the only one keeping his head above water today. 

When Elliott gets like this, there’s absolutely no reasoning with him and he has to be sent to his room to calm down. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. Today has been one of those days where is hasn’t been working. 

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I’m very preoccupied with a new problem that Gavin has been experiencing over the last few days that I haven’t shared publicly yet. Perhaps a later post will focus on that.

Anyway, I’m seriously struggling with everything right now. 

I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions. I’m spread way, way too thin and I just want to hide away from the world.

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This isn’t the easiest thing to admit and I’m not proud of feeling this was but at th same time, I recognize that I’m only human and as such, I’m burdened by all the limitations that come along with claiming the title. Today has been a day that proves just how very human I really am. 

Bedtime is still a few hours away and I’m feeling unsure of whether or not I can make it.

One Comment

  1. John

    Days like this are never easy, the very simplest of things are not attainable, if that is so better to communicate the frustration of that reality, we have the expectation that some progression can be made, when it cannot. You can only control some things not everything every day, be kind to yourself that you are trying tick this day down to experience.

    On better days you will make up time and possibly get to your to do list, with the priority of keeping everyone calm that in itself a challenging role, reasonable pacing and smart goals including time for yourself and your relationship. You do a great job everyday that we can only admire plus wonder how we would cope in your situation.


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