Category: Autism Parenting Woes

#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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I’m not coping so well this morning

The boys are obsessed with Pokémon Go. I normally don’t mind because it gets them outside and moving around. This morning however, I’m not coping with life as well as I could be, and Pokémon Go is driving me crazy. It’s all the boys are talking about and I can’t escape it. We’re currently waiting …

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I desperately need to close my eyes

I’ve decided what I’m going to do as soon as the kids leave for their Grandparents. Considering that I’ve been up with both Elliott and Emmett all night long, sleep is on the menu for the rest of the day.  I’m so exhausted that I can’t see straight. As soon as the boys leave, I’ll …

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