Dammit we earned it. We earned a day off of school/work/therapies. We earned a day off of autism. Still I feel slightly guilty about it. And kind of confused. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop or be thrown at my head. (Which has happened). Once we hit 7 o'clock I thought, "Maybe we made it"
Bedtime. Big sigh of relief. We did it. A calm day.
There was no yelling. No tantrums. No meltdowns. He was content to play and just hang out. I haven't had a day off that was so pleasant in EVER.
I can't help but wonder if the planets were in the right alignment? Or did I correctly say or do the routine perfectly? How do I do it again? How can we recreate this? Because I've been driving down this autism road a long time. I will pay for this somehow. Something is gonna happen.
Plus you know what's nuts? I feel bad. I know there are other ASD families out there that didn't have a good day. That this day was nothing but stress. I'm sorry to you that it was. I assure you next time, you'll be in the clear. You paid your autism karma debt today. You'll get your day. When that day is, I am not sure. As much as our kids love that calendar, they never do tell us when these great days are gonna happen.
Tomorrow is gonna kick my ass isn't it? ;-)