When I finally get an overnight break from my kids

I had an overnight break for the first time in a little while. We had a memorial day cookout yesterday at my parents, and the boys ended up staying the night. It’s so nice to be in a place where the kids can once again spend time with family and friends.

On my time off, I went to visit a friend who lives in the Cleveland area. It’s about an hour or so away from me, so not a huge deal. It’s really nice to be able to get away from the house and kids for a little while. It’s a huge part of self-care and I’m putting a major focus on that. I love my kids but we do need breaks from each other on occasion.

I really enjoyed my time away and it’s such a good feeling to be able to be around other people again. I ended up getting home pretty late but since the kids were gone, I could sleep in, and sleep in I did.

The boys called around noon today because they wanted to stop by and grab their swim trunks. Gavin wanted to come home because we wasn’t willing to delay his IVIG infusion. While he could have absolutely waited until later today or even tomorrow for that matter, he wasn’t having it. He made the infusion his priority over everything else, including my time off. It’s okay though, I totally get it and I respect that he was making his health a priority. Well done Gavin. Well done.

Admittedly, I was a little annoyed but I’m really proud of how he put his infusion first and wanted to make sure that got done right away. This kid has come such a long way and I couldn’t be prouder.

I’m going to be working on Friday’s podcast release today. I’m about one third of the way done and I have a few days worth of editing left to do.

This particular episode, however, did not go as planned. I was interviewing a fellow autism Dad who also happens to be a men’s life coach. He coaches men and helps them to be better versions of themselves and a bunch of other things.

It rather spontaneously turned into a life coaching session for me and I got sucked into the process, ultimately opening up more than I normally would have. This has been a tough episode to edit because I hadn’t intended to open up like this but I did.

This wasn’t a negative thing either. It was an amazing experience and I walked away feeling really good.

I didn’t really say anything that was problematic, but I did open up a bit about the end of my marriage and how it initially impacted me. I think I’m going to leave everything in because it’s my truth and it just might help someone else. That alone means it’s worth it.

Anyway, the week is kinda up in the air at this point. We don’t have anything scheduled aside from the usual.

I think I might take the boys hiking to a new park up north because I think they will love it..

Outside of that, I’m just going to be plugging away at work. Things are picking up and I need to stay current or else I’ll end up buried. That’s not a bad problem to have though. I’ll take that any day.

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