Posted by: Marita on: November 17, 2011
This time of year is so hard for us, I’m sure many folk with ASD are struggling also (please don’t say it is just us). The seasons have changed, the weather is getting much warmer (making it harder to sleep at night), daylight savings has messed around our body clocks, spring and high pollen counts play havoc with sinuses and EVERYWHERE is Christmas – decorations, music, talk, advertising, just so much Christmas.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and so do my girls, but the excitement can get very overwhelming, especially when your senses all go into hyper alert mode due to overstimulation.
I’ve been picking Heidi up early from school because she is already just not coping and remembering my pregnancy with her, where from about mid November she would just stop moving and I spent hours in the hospital hooked up to monitors to check her heartbeat. In the quiet calm of the hospital room where I sat alone with toddler Annie in her stroller, the movements would start up again, much to everyones relief. Foreshadowing perhaps our ongoing issues with the silly season.
But there is so much to be grateful for:
So much to be thankful for when you just stop to look at it.
Head on over to Kate’s to see who else is joining in Thankful Thursday.
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