Where do I start? It has been forever since I've blogged.
Mainly I have spent the last month babysitting contractors working in our kitchen. No, I don't have to sit there and watch them, but being on site helps prevent all sorts of problems and hiccups. That said, today is supposed to be our final inspection and then the great kitchen project should be complete. As soon as it gets painted, I plan to devote an entire blog post to the kitchen, but right now it is only functional, not pretty -- and I want pretty pictures.
I am also having a bit of a "creativity crisis". I haven't
worked on my minis in ages, I haven't done any scrapbooking, I sure
haven't done any cooking and I obviously haven't done much in the way of
blogging. I've been reading and playing computer games. Ugh.
Weekend before last Joe and I went to DC. Again, I feel like I should do an entire post just to highlight our trip. It was a lot of fun, and I want to do it justice. But that isn't what is on my mind this morning either.
Today, I am stressing over people that don't get it.
DH and I were talking this morning about an unexpected offer to watch Alan. I won't shame this person by identification, but I think it is safe to say that the qualifications are not there.
While it is true that we don't have frequent meltdowns, we do make a lot of daily accommodations -- many unconsciously. When we were forced to write out specific directions recently for a babysitter, it was amazing the number of things we did differently from each other and yet consistently the same. Those routines are incredibly important to Alan. Yes, they have to change sometimes, but we just do it. So many things that we've learned over the years we do without agonizing over it.
When someone thinks that we've got it under control or they could do what we do without much training, it is sort of insulting. Many days feel like we are engaged in guerrilla warfare. I am emotionally exhausted most nights.
I just wish people would cut me some slack when I don't do what everyone else does. It isn't just a matter of finding a babysitter -- it is a matter of finding a reliable, adaptable, comfortable, trustworthy, flexible person who has some autism training.
They sure aren't around every corner!