Category: New Beginnings



My heart is breaking for my kids

The kids got off to school, but Elliott was already struggling before he left. To his credit, he went anyway and I’m proud of him for pushing himself. I know it’s not easy for him or Emmett but it’s only been a month and they need time to heal. Being Autistic, likely means that this …

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Love, patience, understanding and therapy

It’s been a day. That about sums it up. It’s not been particularly good or bad, it’s just sorta blah. The kids got to school and did so mostly on time. Gavin and I went walking after that and he did really well. I totally feel like we’ll be able to bump things up next …

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So far so good

The mood in The Autism Dad household is significantly better after a good night’s sleep. It was a weird night’s sleep though, at least for Emmett and myself. I woke up a few times throughout the night and so did Emmett. I feel like it was bad dream related. Actually, as I’m writing this, I …

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I had a f*cking terrible, heartbreaking afternoon

I’m going be very honest with you tonight, I’m not having the best of days. I know that I’m going to have days where I’m doing okay and others where I’m barely able to breathe. Today is one of those days where I’m barely able to breathe. If I told you that I was feeling …

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I don’t know what to do with myself

The kids left a couple hours ago and it’s something that I’m still getting used to. I love every breath just to be around my kids. When there gone, it’s like I don’t know what to do with myself. Weird huh? It’s something that I’ll adjust to over time and they’re never gone for more …

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I totally earned the world’s okayest Dad award today

Typically, I’m pretty hard on myself. I don’t often cut myself any slack and I carry around guilt that I probably shouldn’t. Okay, I carry around guilt that I know I shouldn’t but do anyway, but in fairness, that’s very common for special needs parents. Anyway, today was one of the busiest days I’ve had …

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