Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Asperger's Doesn't Take a Vacation
But that wasn't fair to the other kids, or to us. So off we went on vacation.
The first day or two went actually pretty well. There was a lot of new an distracting activities. And lots of FOOD. Food, being a "prefered activity", ended up being a great time for T and for the rest of us. But as you might have guessed, there were meltdowns, tirades, threats, and slamming doors. Change in plans because of weather? Outburst. Ran out of a preferred snack food? Outburst. Refusing to order him two adult portions from the menu? Outburst.
Still, the brief periods of time when the kids were splashing in the waves, gave us a bit of respite.
Toes in the sand. Breathing in the fresh salt sea air. Breathe in. Breathe out.