Routine. Reminders. Routine. Reminders.
Never a dull moment, but wouldn’t change it for anything!
A few years ago, when I was on my own with my girls, people asked me, “How do you do it?” People said to me, “Sandra, you are Superwoman!” I just shook my head and said, “I’m just me. I’m not Superwoman. And I do it because I want to, and I need to. And because my children need me more than anything.” That’s what kept me going during those times.
And now, today, people still ask me how I do it and that I’m so strong and, and, and…
I haven’t changed. Yea, sure, there’s been a heck of a lot of great times, but damn, there’s been a lot of tough ones too. There still are, and there always will be.
The thing is, there is no parent manual. Period.
Having a child with Autism, or anything else that may define them as “different” in the eyes of others (even though it’s only what makes them more special), sure, can be challenging at times.
As a parent, though, we accept our children for WHO they are, and we shower them with love and compassion.
We teach them, and protect them, helping them to nourish into beautiful adults – wanting only the best for them in life.
There is no right way on how to raise your children, and all people can do is give you advice and you can either take it or leave it. You are the judge of how to parent your children, and what to accept and not accept.
Now, today – my simple answer back to those who ask how I do it?
I am me. And I am no better than anyone else.
Sure, my anxiety comes and goes.
Sure, sometimes I want to pull my hair out with all the reminders,
and trying to keep the routine the same as much as possible.
BUT, that’s part of life.
There’s going to be change.
There’s going to be ups and downs.
I’m doing the best I can! And my children love me.
To all the parents out there, just remember.
There is no manual.
Do the best you can, and appreciate what is right in front of you!
And. Never give up!!
Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…Sandra Scala