About Me

I am a single mom of three amazing boys!  All three of my sons entered my family through adoption.  All three of my boys have developmental disabilities. My oldest son, Matthew has been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. David, my middle son, has a genetic condition, he has a duplication on his 15th chromosome which leads to autism like symptoms, seizures and learning challenges. My youngest son, Jacob has learning disabilities. Each of my children bring unique challengs to our family and also bring their own personality and joys to our everyday life!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Vacation week

It is Friday of vacation week and I am struggling. we have had a good break, we had Passover with family and then we took an overnight trip to Mystic Seaport. unfortunately we are at the time of family togetherness where I cannot stand to be asked the same question again. I simply can't talk about the traffic wires, I can't pretend to wonder what the black boxes are that are on the traffic wires and why some have one black box and others two.

I can't talk about what's for dinner before we eat breakfast, and again after breakfast and before lunch, and after lunch and then every 15 minutes from 3:00 on. I can't answer the same questions or have the same circular conversations, my ears are tired. I hate that I am out of patience with Matthew because he s doing better than he has done in over a year, so really I should simply enjoy this calm ride and a huge part of me knows that and I am trying hard.

However, as the only adult who can answer him, and given the fact that he is infinitely more insistent than I am patient, it is my goal to practice deep breathing over the next 48 hours before he returns to school. I am planning to up the fun over the next two days and end vacation week on a high, and remind myself that his behaviors are not his fault and his questions are probably more intense for him than they are for me.

Here's to a good final 2 days of spring break!

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