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Saturday, January 18, 2014

There's Progress and There's Progress

One of the things that frustrates me sometimes is how autism forces EVERY bit of focus in the house into one child. There are four children who live here. They ALL deserve equal attention. But Autism doesn't see it that way, and when it will, it drives all of your energy and effort into controlling, redirecting and sorting out whatever chaos it's delivering you that day.

In the days that have passed, other things have happened in my life, but they're a blur. I worked. I did a lot of stuff there including completing a major project that went very well. It's fuzzy. I need a shower, but I'm stuck here in this chair enjoying a cup of sweet and creamy coffee (tan and sweet as my friend David says).

Why?

Because for whatever reason, we have relative peace.

There was some brotherly fighting at 8am but I'm not so sure that was "Miles behavior" related so much as twin brothers going at it. I got up however and we had breakfast with relatively little drama. Food was consumed. Coffee was shared.

I came upstairs and brought Miles. He's been listening to various songs on YOUTUBE for a while but has landed on TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME - his favorite, after some time. I'm impressed how long it took him to GET there. Usually it's his first choice.

That's what's happening right now. This is the fabled LIVE BLOGGING you've heard so much about. Pretty damned amazing isn't it?

What else is going to happen today? Will it stay calm?

I don't even know. I know this coffee is good and the shower is calling me. That's about it.



1 comments:

Michele Kocinski said...

I never know what to say when you are having such difficult times in your daily life. I wish I could give you some grand wisdom but your life is way out of my league. My biggest issue right now is getting my 20 year old son home in the next month before he has a nervous breakdown! Right now he's sitting in his shared apartment drinking a beer and crying uncontrollably and he doesn't know why. He's so lonely and home sick and it tears at my heart to get text messages from him telling me this but he doesn't want to talk on the phone. I cannot compare this to your recent happenings with Miles and I wouldn't even try to give any advise. Just know that I think of you all often and have you in my daily prayers! Wish you were closer!!! Love you and keep your head up as God does not give us more than we can handle and I know that you can handle a hell of a lot more than the normal person.....you are by far the strongest WOMAN I've had the pleasure to know! I'm sure that your quiet times are so few and far between and wish you could just escape to an enchanted island all by yourself (sometimes taking Scott,lol). Love you, Michele