I'll take it.
Most of you know my mom lives here with us. As in, she lives in the same house with us, under the same roof. Sometimes people ask, "How can you live with your mom?" I know what they are implying and I oftentimes get an eye-roll or a snide remark.
I let it all slide.
I don't have the heart to tell them, we can't live without her. She helps out with the kids and she helps me in ways only another Autism mom could understand. She gets it. She knows the other two suffer when I'm pulled to therapies, meetings and when I'm up with worry, trying to sort things out with school. She knows what its like when Alex is having a bad day and she's there to help.
She gets it.
And I've been struggling lately. I have a sister who lives in Australia and last week my mom went to visit her. She'll be gone till almost the end of August. For me, an eternity. And I encouraged my mom to go. I think she should go and I don't want her to feel like she has to stay here and help me, at her expense. I never want that and I want her to spend time with my brothers and sisters and her other grandchildren.
So if you're wondering where I've been lately and why I've not been around, its because I'm without reinforcements.
|How to scare the crap out of yourself? |
Put all three in the pool at one time.
Add to it, its been super hot again here and the kids are reacting. Alex hasn't been happy with the heat and having to share me completely with the girls? None of them are liking it.
Alex has been stimming and constantly negotiating a better hand at Monopoly. It never stops. Every moment of every day, Monopoly. While I joke about things most of the time, I'd be a liar if I said it didn't wear on me sometimes.
This is one of those times.
And this brings me to a bigger issue, one I know we all think of, and right now its keeping me up at night. I often joke that I cannot die. I have to live forever, or at minimum, I have to live long enough to give him all the skills he needs to survive in the world.
I can't die till my job is done, until he can fly.
So I'm trying to get to you as best I can but please know my absence isn't for a lack of trying, its simply from not being able to do everything for everybody. Sometimes I have to take care of myself, and my family, and right now that's what I'm trying to do.
You see, my son has yet to fly.