Autism Parenting is incredibly rewarding but the challenges that can be associated with raising Autistic kids can also be significant and demanding. Combine this with everything else I deal with on a daily basis and it can be seriously impactful on me, especially if I don’t take care of myself along the way. It’s easy to forget about the importance of selfcare and that’s not good.
Lizze and I picked up some takeout and ended up watching the new movie Bird Box on Netflix. I highly recommend it, especially if you were a fan of A Quiet Place. ☺
If you follow me on Twitter (and you should 😉) you would also know that Lizze and I ended up getting sucked into watching John Wick and John Wick 2 as well.
It was a nice to have a bit of time off and we’re very grateful for that.
We’re going to spend today getting the house in order, so we can just relax on Christmas Eve and not have to worry about too much. We also told the kids that if they get their rooms cleaned up, they would receive a bonus present.
Lizze and I are going to help the kids to get things caught up because I know it can be overwhelming for them to do that on their own.
I really, really want this to be a good Christmas for our kids. I feel good about everything we’ve been able to do (frankly against the odds) and to feel good when I’m struggling with Depression, is a positive thing. So much of me feels like a failure at times, it’s hard to maintain a positive outlook on anything. ☺