Things I Know…

What do I know??

I know I’m really looking forward to the school holidays.

I know we have lots of exciting things plans for the holidays.

I know I’m hoping the tummy ache side effect from Annie’s new medicine will settle down soon.

I know I’m hoping the medicine will work because her meltdowns have been steadily increasing in their intensity.

I know the housework has somehow gotten on top of me and I just can’t seem to get it under control again.

I know Annie cleans when she is stressed and has said numerous times ‘When I clean my room it makes my head less kerfluffly’… so maybe if the house was clear it would help too?

I know the days are harder at the moment and with spring in the air I was thinking they’d get easier.


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Marita Beard
Life, the Universe and Autism
Marita Beard


Life, the Universe and Autism

0 thoughts on “Things I Know…

  • October 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I hope things get better for Annie, too!

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