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There’s only 1 thing on the agenda for this weekend but it’s causing stress

The boys are headed to the Zoo today with their grandparents. Lizze and I will have at least part of the day to ourselves. We don’t really have anything to do or anywhere to go besides the grocery store and that will be a pretty short trip. Regardless of how short that trip will be, …

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I’ve been having trouble sleeping

For the last week or two, I’ve been having really hard time sleeping at night. I wouldn’t call it Insomnia but rather something else all together. Not that I wasn’t under tremendous amounts of stress before but this year in particular, has been very stressful. Some of this stress comes from obvious places while other, …

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It’s heartbreaking to see him like this

When you’re a parent to a child with fragile physical health, a degenerative condition and severe mental health issues, it seems like there’s no end to the heartache. Gavin is the child in our family who the above paragraph describes and it’s true, there’s no end to the heartache we feel as his parents. Helplessly …

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He wanted to break every bone in his body

Gavin came home from his Grandparents in a good mood. Unfortunately, that mood ended when he realized that he forgot to take his morning medications. Lizze and I were already aware of this because they were sitting on the kitchen counter. He had gone into the kitchen to take his meds this morning but set …

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#Anxiety and #Autism can be fucking exhausting

The moment Elliott climbed into the car after school, he brokedown in tears. The problem revolved around his makeup work from when we were on vacation. It’s not that he can’t do the work or that it’s too hard. The problem is that he’s overwhelmed by the amount he has to do. Elliott has always …

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I got my ass kicked today

We had a few massive meltdowns today. One was courtesy of Emmett, one thanks to Elliott and a third by none other than Gavin himself. Emmett’s meltdown was easily the most difficult. He was freaking out because the caramel apple he was going to eat, wasn’t perfect after he peeled the paper off. Some of …

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A fragile peace accord has been shattered

The fragile peace accord that has been maintaining the calm and quiet in our house has been shattered. Elliott and Emmett are at each other’s throats as a result. Understanding the issue at hand is an important step towards understanding the fragile peace in our house. Much like many others out there with Autism, my …

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I’m not handling things well

I’m so out of sorts right now. I’m scared to death about what’s going to happen to Gavin. It’s probably safe to say that I’m not handling it well at the moment.  I’ve got so much nervous energy, I can’t stop my leg from bouncing up and down on the floor. I ended up jumping …

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