As my son has panic attacks, taking him out is out of the question without a thorough talk-through. I have to show him pictures of where we are going, i have to ensure he has adequate support (i could never go alone as if he runs off then i can't chase him :(
So we didn't leave unless absolutely necessary. My son loves his house. Everything about the house. Sure, he has his out and about days where we can go to flip out, the playground etc. But heaven forbid i need something from the shops! We go into a mall, but as soon as we have to go into a shop, he will melt down on the floor.. He will not get up.
Our routine is the same every day. And the holidays has thrown him off like something fierce! Today was the first day back at school after 3 weeks of easter break holidays and all i can say is.. My son was so happy today after telling him for three days he has school coming back. Routine is back, i am sooooo glad for him. (and me.. no meltdowns lol).
So i guess my point of todays blog is..
Please don't judge that kid that had a meltdown on the floor at the shops. We special needs mums need to go out and get that bread or shoes too! Don't say 'oh you should just stay at home then'. Don't you think we tried? It's so isolating enough as it is.. that i can't even go out with my own son. Do you think i asked for him to have special needs? Please be more thoughtful.
We're all great parents, special needs or not. However, i want to take this time to PRAISE special needs parents!! You are the real MVP! (Most valuable player ;))