We all know that kids with autism have a hard time with transitions, but you know what? I do too. It has taken me two weeks to get back into the swing after Thanksgiving. I wasn’t working out, we were eating out a lot, and the house… Well, it’s always my last priority, so you can imagine what it looked like. It was probably worse than you are imagining.
I was forced to get up at a decent hour this morning because we had to go pick up the cake for The Boy’s birthday party, and I usually wake up around 9 on Saturdays anyway (thank you strange neighbor-lady who has very loud TV on starting at 5am daily…), although I usually pop in the earplugs and go back to sleep. Today I figured I would do some yoga and get a load into the laundry. Doing those two things set the tone for the day.
I typed an agenda with all of the things I wanted to accomplish today, and scheduled in ample breaks (rewards), and you know what? I got most of it done, including putting up our tree (finally!). It feels so late, but of course, The Boy’s birthday is Monday, so we’re actually on time.
In any case, I’m finally feeling back on track, and not-so-overwhelmed. Amazing what a difference a day can make.