Written By Christine
Christine is a (mostly) stay at home mum to 2 boys and a little girl. Join her as she navigates life raising a special needs child and all of the trials and triumphs that she and her family encounter on their journey.Read Her Blog "Sometimes Holland Feels Like Hell"
I woke up the next morning and came downstairs to see Sean sitting at the kitchen table sipping on a coffee, going through his twitter on his tablet.
I had nobody else to take care of. Nobody’s breakfast to make.
I had no fights to break up. I sat with Sean at the kitchen table and drank my hot coffee.I said to him “Omigod this is amazing! This makes me excited for retirement. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Nobody to take care of.”
Sounds so boring – but I could use a good dose of boring these days.
It was a nice little bubble to be in – until I snapped back into the reality of what my life is.
We might have Cuyler with us forever.
I would think that in the next 3 years I could leave Cam to babysit Eva if needed.
But would I put the responsibility of caring for his autistic brother on him? No.
We couldn’t just leave with a stern “No parties!” as many parents of older kids can do.
So I need to try and stay in the present.