I put myself in timeout this morning

I put myself in timeout this morning

We’re having a rough morning, and I’m taking a timeout, so I can not lose sight of what’s going on. I figured I write a quick post and hopefully, I’ll feel better afterward.

I can’t tell if I slept well or not. I’m in a good mood but feel run down, so I’m in sort of a weird place.

Mr. Emmett is finally returning to school after a week of illness, and while he’s excited, he’s also freaking out. He incredibly anxious and not coping with the change to his current routine.

Kids with Autism, generally are not fans of change. Emmett is no exception, and even small amounts of change can destabilize him. He gets anxious, and that leads to overstimulation. Meltdowns are very common as a result, and it’s generally very stressful for all involved, but especially for Emmett.

This morning is a perfect example of this, and it’s exhausting. It’s a terrible way to start the day and I needed a brief timeout, in order to remain centered.

It’s not even 8AM and I’m already drained of energy. Autism parenting can be a truly amazing experience but it can also draining, exhausting and stressful. This morning is a perfect example of that.

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