I’ve put myself in grownup timeout

It’s not going to be named easy morning. Neither Elliott or Emmett are cooperating in regards to getting ready for school today. 

Emmett’s freaking out because he has a field trip and he has to wear his shoes and socks if he wants to go. He wants to go but the shoes and socks thing is major obstacle. 

Elliott on the other hand, won’t even get out of bed. 

We have places to be this morning and I’m already frustrated beyond belief. I’ve put myself in grownup timeout, in order to collect myself. 



Thank God Gavin’s having a good morning… 



  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m curious, does Emmett make the logical leap from ‘wearing shoes’ to ‘going on field trip’? This sort of thing is kind of what I’ve been asking/wondering about when I’ve asked if there will ever come a time when he will put up with the socks and shoes in order to live his life. This is a good example of that.

    • Rob Gorski says:

      Good question. The short answer is, I have no idea. I can say that having spoken to many adult Autistics, it seems like there are some people who can cope better with these types of sensory issues as they get older. At the same time, there are others who struggle throughout life. I’m not sure where Emmett will fall but I’m praying that you’re right, and he will manage better over time. Does that answer your question?

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m curious, does Emmett make the logical leap from ‘wearing shoes’ to ‘going on field trip’? This sort of thing is kind of what I’ve been asking/wondering about when I’ve asked if there will ever come a time when he will put up with the socks and shoes in order to live his life. This is a good example of that.

    • Rob Gorski says:

      Good question. The short answer is, I have no idea. I can say that having spoken to many adult Autistics, it seems like there are some people who can cope better with these types of sensory issues as they get older. At the same time, there are others who struggle throughout life. I’m not sure where Emmett will fall but I’m praying that you’re right, and he will manage better over time. Does that answer your question?

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