Sometimes it’s really hard to find the strength to pick up and continue moving forward. There are days when the idea of continuing to keep moving ahead, is so completely overwhelming.
Poor Emmett has now gone almost two days without being able to tolerate a shirt. This is a newer thing for us, because we’re used to the big issue being shoes, socks, and pants. Shirts have never really been a significant issues in regards to school.
Unfortunately, the last two days have presented us with an obstacle that we were unable to overcome.
Missing school is not something we take lightly, but neither are Emmett’s Autism related struggles. We have to balance compassion and societal demands.
We all know that kids have a long sorted history of wanting to get out of going to school. In Emmett’s case however, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. He desperately wants to be there, and sometimes he can work through these sensory obstacles, but other times he can’t.
Today was a really fun day at school. Emmett looks forward to these days all month long and was so excited to get up this morning. I think he had planned in being able to better tolerate his clothes, but he quickly learned that wasn’t the case.