You may have noticed from my silence that I've been struggling to write for a while... Or maybe I've been Slightly arrogant in assuming that I've been missed? Either way, I have some pretty decent excuses. 1- My brain has been uncooperative. 2- I've been uninspired. 3- I pretty much suck! See? Totally reasonable!
In all seriousness though, this pandemic seems to have gone on forever and I'm struggling with the adjustments to my routine. It's difficult to create a new routine in this house too, what with the one Autistic parent, one ADHD parent, one Autistic ADHD child, one Autistic pre-teen (all four with demand avoidance) and one ADD teen. So many varying needs that are often rather incompatible.
When we first went into shielding back in March, we tried to treat it like an extended holiday but our usual activities were almost impossible! Usually during the holidays we're never at home. We're visiting family and friends, out exploring forests and beaches and castles. .. But this year the forests were full of people doing their 'daily exercise' and refusing to social distance while doing it, the castles were closed, the beaches were full of people pooping in buckets and family and friends weren't allowed to meet... So we stayed home and I used every trick in my agoraphobic mind to keep my littles entertained at home... And now I'm out! They've had enough of baking. They're tired of crafts. They've had it up to here with board games. They're sick to the back teeth of kitchen science... And I'm out of brain.
This is the time of year when my pain increases, my fatigue rises and my mental health takes a nosedive so I'm worried about how I'm going to support my kids through what is sure to be a difficult Winter.
This is turning out to be a rather morose issue of this blog.
So what am I going to do about it?
Well, give me a minute and I'll tell you! ... ... ... Ok, maybe by the next musings I'll have come up with something?
Maybe… Stay tuned and see then! :
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