Category: Autism Parenting Confessions

I try so hard not to get angry but his behaviors can make that more difficult

I’m not having the best day. My anxiety is through the roof and I’m internally freaking out. I don’t really have a specific reason why but it’s making me more easily frustrated and/or overwhelmed. Unfortunately, that weakness is making some things harder for me to cope with right now, especially… Read more »

It really sucks when you have to put groceries back because you don’t have enough money

It’s been a rough day in general. The highlight has been my 3.1 mile walk. I’ve walked every single day for the last 2 months and I’d like to maintain that record as much as I can. Anyway, that was the upside. The rest of the day has been a… Read more »

This #Autism Dad is not coping well with the incessant talking today

There are so many things that can be frustrating and/or overwhelming when it comes to being an Autism/Special Needs Parent. Most of them are things that I’ve had to learn to either ignore or cope with in some other way. If I didn’t, I’d lose my mind. I have days… Read more »

It was more than I could cope with and I knew it would be that way going into it

Let me tell you something. Today has been one of the most stressful days I can remember. I spent the last few hours talking/venting to Lizze about everything weighing me down. It was my Dad’s surprise 65th birthday. My Mom arranged for a family dinner at PF Changs. This is… Read more »

As a general rule, I don’t apologize for any of my kids with #Autism but this is one exception

I mentioned in a previous post that something happened yesterday while at Gavin’s hematology appointment. Akron Children’s Hospital was great, they always are. You have to understand something before we go any further. This appointment took place where Gavin used to receive his IVIG infusions. We’re very familiar with this… Read more »

My kids need to go back to school

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It’s been a massively stressful day because our three day weekend evolved into a five day weekend and it’s been tough for everyone. Kids with Autism tend to struggle with change to routine and my kids are no exception. They were still adjusting to the new school year and haven’t… Read more »

Every single day, I lose more of my son and it hurts beyond words

There’s so much to catch you all up on and frankly, some of it is too difficult to talk about. I’ve tried writing this several times now and very quickly find myself entirely too overwhelmed to actually finish anything. Rather than giving up, I’ve decided to write what I can,… Read more »