You ever feel like you just run around all the time barely keeping your head above water? Yea, me too. Last year I came to the realization that my life is like that of a hamster on a hamster wheel running and running and running. Sometimes the hamster will run super fast and sometimes the hamster will take a light stroll, but either way the wheel never stops spinning.
Autism can go from being status quo to all the wheels falling off the bus within two minutes. This week my hamster wheel has been spinning so fast that I feel like I am seeing double. The funny part is that once I came to the realization I am never ever getting off the hamster wheel it made weeks like this more tolerable.
Don’t get me wrong, besides WK having two lousy days at school in the beginning part of the week, nothing is wrong. It’s just busy. I’m busy. He’s busy. We are busy. His schedule at times is overwhelming and this is just one of those weeks. I am sure y’all get it. Thank god I am 100% Type A, so much so that I type out my todo list everyday, which by the way is broken out into sections. For example there is the Personal section, WK section, Work section, etc. It truly is the only way I can manage everything on my plate.
Remember the “Autism Bible” I shared a few posts back? Well just in case you forgot, here is a photo of it.
This lovely little gem helps me stay sane when the hamster wheel is spinning 100000 miles per hour. This past week we had WK’s regular schedule along with some major work stuff happening on my part in addition to me preparing for our appointment at Children’s Hospital on Monday for his growing problems. We have waited 8 months to see an Endocrinologist. I already know that he is going to have to do growth hormone injections daily for 3 years however I haven’t had the courage to break the news to WK yet.
On the upside WK passed his karate belt test and earned himself a green belt! He was so stoked!
And for some reason if you need to find a reason to smile or you are feeling depressed, watch this. NOW!
And WK got to meet his baby Cousin Scarlett for the first time. He was pretty happy about that until she cried while he was watching a YouTube video. LOL.
All I can say is that after doing Autism for 9 1/2 years and the Immune Disorder for 2 1/2 years, I can assure you I am never getting off the hamster wheel. I think in all honesty it really is about my attitude and how I CHOOSE to deal. I used to be SO SO SO negative about EVERYTHING in my life. I really have come to the point now where I feel like I am OK with the fact that my kid is different and that I am never getting off the hamster wheel. It is OK! Warrior Kid is different not less.
Thank you for reading. In case you were not aware, I started a “Chat” area for everyone to be able to interact with one another. The goal is to be able to provide a safe place for followers of my Blog to share information with one another. Laugh, vent, cry, provide advice, take advice…use it as you see fit. My point is that I hope that you use it. You are welcome to start your own “Topic” or comment on one of mine. This weeks Topic is “How Do You Manage The Hamster Wheel?”
Until next time!