Day 6 SOBER
PS... if you have just checked in with our journey I am not an alcoholic. Fond of a Wine. Setting a challenge. 44 more days to go before I be sipping a champagne!
TODAY I woke with a HUGE headache! Maybe this is a detox? Or maybe it is the strong ass coffee I drank at 4pm yesterday afternoon? Or maybe it's text neck? Lucky my beautiful husband is a chiropractor....... I think he might be right and its 'text neck' (don't tell him I said that, he thinks he is always right).
You know whats hard when you have a HUGE headache??? A child with ASD!
Because James doesn't YET have all of his words he talks in RIDDLES sometimes. Most of the time I can understand him BUT when I have a headache and I can't even understand myself then it is super hard!!!
This morning he started asking me for a 'blue and green water gun'... I said babe we don't have that I will buy you one later! He kept going with it while standing in the kitchen.
It then turned into a full blown meltdown because he couldn't communicate what he wanted. I just by chance gave him his blue and green drink bottle. His face lit up, meltdown over and he drank 3/4 of the bottle with a smile, he screamed THANK YOU MUMMY!
I was puzzled as to why he was asking for a water gun instead of drink bottle, but that's just it hey..... his brain just thinks differently. Like this morning when he was asking me for PINK strawberries and I only had RED strawberries because strawberries are RED. He has obviously seen PINK strawberries somewhere, probably on a cartoon and now he thinks they exist.
Sometimes its hard explaining things to him because he is so literal!
We have to be careful what we say all the time because he is a literal thinker.
James had a very funny moment this morning though. He was playing with his battery operated Spencer train. For whatever reason he put it on his ear (maybe to hear the motor) well the wheels got stuck and cut his ear. He obviously was screaming and screaming, whilst screaming he yelled out 'Go to hospital, need Dr Lemburg'.... I couldn't stop laughing. Mainly because Dr lemburg is James' gastroenterologist, no poop Dr is going to help him with his ear. Put I am really PROUD. Because he notified that he was sore and that sore people go to the hospital!!!! SO PROUD!
So today's email question (EYE ROLL)...
'I just want to know how you find the time to write your blog when you have a Autistic child?
Do I really need to answer this???
Obviously I find time.
I also find time to shower, shit and o a headstand against the wall.