Saturday, June 11, 2011

Autism and frustrations

School is officially out and well....things have been a little challenging. Maybe it is the hotter weather, maybe it is school being out and TC being more anxiety-ridden. I really don't know what it is.

TC has had his good and bad days. Yesterday I took the kids to a pool in the next town. So today of course, TC wanted to go back . We got sunburned and I told him we need to get better and we can go back to the big pool next week...but I went and got him a little pool. He was mad because it was not a big pool. He kept saying over and over, "Mom you lied to me. That pool is too small for me." And it is small, but it will be okay til' I can get him something bigger.

And Sara had a friend over last night so when we got home he was upset that the friend was gone. He went on and on about how he wants "A" (the girl) to come back and he almost cried over it. A lot of days he has a ton of anxiety and whines a LOT! I am working a lot of hours and when I get home, I simply cannot deal with his whiney-ness. It drives me nuts.

Also I am job hunting again because they changed my hours and I am working til' 8 p.m. every night. I have overtime all next week so I will be at work from 9:30 am til 8:00 pm every day.
Hopefully TC's anxiety will lessen. Actually right now he is being really calm.


Jason, as himself said...

So Kristi, as a parent of a child with autism, what do you do to maintain your own emotional health? I know that just being a parent, of children without special needs, can be emotionally exhausting at times. I would suppose that you have to have something very regular that you do for yourself.

Just wondering! :)

paulawannacracker said...

Hi Kristi, thanks for reading my blog. Your comment means a great deal to me. I was a single mother of 3 and I know how "trying" it can be with working late hours and coming home,cooking, checking homework. Exhausting.

I do hope you can find a quiet moment for yourself each day. For me, it was a hot bath after putting the kids down.

Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

groovyteach said...

I JUST wrote about the same thing on my blog. Summer is a challenge!! Thanks for your post, it's always nice to know you're not alone!