How this #Autism Dad will celebrate his 40th birthday



The moment I’ve been dreading has arrived. I’m 40 years old. I’ve now been alive for four decades. I’m not sure how I feel about this but at the same time, it doesn’t appear to be the end of the world either.

I thought it might be interesting see how this Autism Dad, celebrates his birthday. It’s different than most but different isn’t always a bad thing.

We don’t really have anything crazy planned and I’m okay with that.

All I really wanted to do was get a Chipotle burrito but I promised Emmett we would do Hungry Howies pizza instead. He has a coupon for a free personal pizza he hasn’t been able to use yet and he was really upset about that the other day. I promised him that we could do that for my birthday and he’s thrilled. I’m happy that he’s happy. ☺

Normally, Lizze will make me sleep in on my birthday for as long as I need. That’s not easy for her to do and I truly appreciate it. Unfortunately, school started a week eariler this year and that won’t be possible.

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BeckyW

Happy birthday Rob! It sounds like you are celebrating the way you want, so that is good. 40 isn’t bad, it’s around or less than half our lifespan. Enjoy your day and weekend, too!

Believer

Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true!

Helen McConville

Happy birthday.

Peter Lewis

Can’t believe how many similarities we have, I’m 40 in 3 weeks time and everyone here is trying to make a fuss, wanting some sort or party but I’d be just as happy spending it with my family and our autistic son.

I hope you’ve had a good birthday and thank you for sharing your experiences it really is a comfort to know there are other Dads out there who feel the same as I do.

Suzanne Olsen

Happy birthday

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