How are you – really?

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It’s a question that people ask all the time – how are you? What do you say? What do people want you to say? Do they really want to know how you feel or do they just want to move along?

These days you may be all over the place – that’s how I feel sometimes.

I mean does anyone really want to know that I ate lunch with my kids who are both on the spectrum and no one talked to anyone? For us, that’s a typical lunch. I sit beside my daughter who wears headphones and listens to music because she needs the distraction of the noise and my son who is immersed in YouTube and I just kind of sit there sometimes watch a little of the depressing news that’s becoming tiresome, but it’s difficult for all of us.

In our family, we all process things in very different ways and the way my kids act or react is not a problem for me, it’s just the way things are when you live with autism.

This pandemic has been so rough on everyone and some days it’s easier to put it aside than others, but in the back of your mind, it’s always looming.

Some days my kids are fine and other days they are not. Unfortunately, it’s usually at different times, but that’s just the way it goes.

I find that at home school, although there are pros and cons, and I do like some of the pros, that we are all missing seeing people and being stuck in the walls of our house. It’s like moving from one room to the next and back again and although we can go outside which we are grateful for, we sometimes seem to be on top of each other. There is no getting away and everyone, I mean everyone needs to get away from each other at times, in order to maintain healthy relationships.

This long weekend, we were finally able to get up to our cottage and it felt great for all of us to be in the car and just leave the walls of our home behind for a few days!

So, how are you doing?

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