The Meltdown Hangover
We all hit the wall last night. Hard. Emotional DISregulation is highly overrated. I envy the parents of kids who have “just” AS. “Just Asperger’s”. I wish. The last thing I want to do is use this forum as a bully pulpit or to dishonor my daughter in anyway. She IS amazing in so many ways; she is SO talented, SO smart, SO caring of others. We’re just in a season right now of getting our butts kicked by eleven plus years of regulating everything FOR her and now we as a family are learning how to teacher her how to regulate herself. It’s hard like the sun is hot. We’re turning around a mighty big ship and we’re only a couple of tugboats. Last night the tugboats pushed and pulled as hard as they could but couldn’t budge the mighty vessel. One of the tugs just went off like a fireboat. (betcha can’t guess who that was, can ya???!!)
Today everyone’s on eggshells. I knitted while watching the USA women’s soccer team fall to Japan and I think that’s all the exhertion I can muster. Thankful the husband took daughter to the park for awhile. Can’t wait for bed to put this day to bed.
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