It’s simply exhausting

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The boys spent the night at Lizze’s parents house last night. That left us with only Gavin in to worry about for a little while. In truth, only Gavin to worry about is a bit misleading. Gavin is an amazing kid/adult and we love him to the ends of the Earth and back but he is incredibly stressful to live with.

We have to keep a closer eye on him than we do the other boys because Gavin lacks the capacity to self-regulate and completely lacks commonsense. I don’t mean these in a disrespectful or degrading way either. He just requires a tremendous amount of time, energy and patience.

It’s exhausting.

That said, we had a few hiccups last night but they weren’t anything that pushed me over the edge. It was more to do with repeated questions and having to constantly remind him to stay on task.

Behavior problems with Gavin are typically related to his limited capacity to function and not behavioral outbursts. It used to be the other way around but he’s been doing pretty good in that area for a few years. We are beginning to see a return of these outbursts but that are relatively minor in nature and nothing to worry much about just yet.

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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)


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