Monday, 21 January 2013

Monday is the new Sunday...

... this is what I thought yesterday night. Because it dawned on me that by Sunday night I am always so spent from the weekend. It is very exhausting to care for Sunny the whole weekend. He has increased motor agitation meaning that he does not sit still the whole day. In addition, he needs to be watched permanently and he wants to be entertained because he is not good at playing for himself. So from Friday afternoon until Sunday night this small bundle of energy wears me out in a way that I pass out on the couch on Sunday night at 21:00 pm at the lastest. And sometimes when I think how glad I am that he will return to kindergarten on Monday I feel guilty immediately that I wish my child away from home and I feel like the worst mom ever.

And today I did not even have time to regenerate a bit because I was out of the house by 9:00 doing grocery shopping and running errands around town the whole morning. This Sunday sucks! ;-)

But I am already looking forward to him returning home to me in about two hours again and when I think about that moment my heart skips a beat!


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  1. i don't think there is a mom who doesn't enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from having the kids out of the house! and i think the kids enjoy the time away from mom just as much!

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    1. *sigh* You are probably right (but I still feel bad sometimes... don't you?). Thanks for your encouragement!

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  2. I totally get what you mean. I think it's tougher still because at school Boo has an aide whose sole responsibility is to watch her like a hawk and engage her/ play with her. On the weekends without school and therapies she is a lot to handle. As much as I love having her home, I sometimes feel guilty when I am relieved on Monday morning!

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    1. Yes, that sounds so much like how I feel! It is not only the physical stress but also the mental stress because I do all the talking for both of us. Meaning I talk for me and I talk for him and that can be really exhausting. I am so glad I am understood!

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  3. So true - both the anticipation for the break and the reuniting.

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    1. Thank you Tatum for hopping over to comment!

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  4. You are not alone! Caring for our special kids is exhausting. Especially the very active ones who can't entertain themselves! My daughter talks and talks all day but says the same things over and over in cycles! I used to pray and pray that she would learn how to talk. Now I wish she would be quiet once in a while!
    I'm visiting you from Love that Max.
    http://faithfulmomof9.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/conversations-with-bethany/

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