As it goes with these ugly truth posts, I wrote this in an emotional fever. Not even going back to edit it. And then it sat in my drafts, me too scared to hit “Publish”, too scared to really share the emotions that go with this gig. Me going back and rereading it over and over again- can I share this? Can I put myself out there? And then I always get that nagging thought- “You are not alone. There’s so many families out there in this same exact position. 1 in freaking 45 families according to the newest data. Other people need to know they are not alone too. That’s why you started blogging.” So here it is. Straight from my diary.
Yesterday afternoon, despite our backyard still being covered in snow and the temperatures still hovering in the high 30s, we decided to spend time playing outside. We haven’t really had a chance to truly enjoy our backyard as we bought this house just as the snow was beginning to fall in the beginning of winter. […]
It was that terrible hour before bed. The hour where I proclaim all electronics are off limits and my children must use their toys or their imagination or both, oh the horrors. Brian needed a shower and he begrudgingly entered the bathroom, still on the cusp of being angry over the no-electronics lock-down. We’ve been […]
Things have been really good. So good that Brian has attended things like Colin’s gig and a hockey game with very little meltdown behavior. In fact he danced the night away at Colin’s gig. And his brother and cousin used the noise-cancelling headphones way more than he needed to at the hockey game. He actually […]
Last week Brian struggled at school. Crying, lethargic, whiny, kind of tantrum-my. I knew that he was sick. I knew he had been out of school for eleven days because of Christmas vacation. Yet, I couldn’t kick that nagging feeling that he was regressing again. Last year it was after the same break that he […]