When you’re an Autism family, you have to expect that things will rarely go as planned. It’s simply the reality of the life we’ve been blessed with.
Today was no exception to that rule but while it was frustrating at times, it was the perfect 40th birthday.
All the chaos from today is just the way our life is. I lost track of the meltdowns and other Autism related challenges. If my birthday were what most people would consider to be perfect, it simply wouldn’t be my life and while my life isn’t easy, I’m quite fond of it.
I’m super grateful for today and I’m doing much better emotionally than I thought I would.
We had pizza while watching a new show called Magic for Humans on Netflix for my birthday dinner. When we were done eating, I forced myself to go walking because I wanted to continue my efforts, even on my birthday.
I ended recording my best time so far and that felt pretty good.
When I got back, we gave the ferrets a bath. I bathed one ferret for each decade of my life. That was lots of fun but Emmett really wanted to do this tonight and they were due for a bath anyway.
We had cake after that and everyone did their own thing for a little while because I had to do some minor plumbing in the kitchen.