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It’s Been One of Those Days again…

You know the kind of day when you have a ton of things planned to accomplish and can get to none of it; when the lights are too damn bright, the kids are too damn loud, and the madness does not stop for a single flipping second, and you really hate your spouse for having the nerve to have a job!  Yes-it was one of THOSE days, as in Snow Day (kids home from school) number two!

Yesterday Tantrum Tot had such a great day mainly because I did not do anything but play with him the entire day. If I do nothing else he usually has a descent day (talk about Mommy guilt) but the minute I need to work, tend to the baby, shower, or God forbid use the potty all hell breaks loose! Yesterday was a good day; today not so much.

The Tot was cranky from when he woke, and wanted to play but won’t let me even drink my coffee (I think I managed a few sips before it was ice cold). Luckily my niece was here. She and Aspie Teen tag teamed for a while because the Tot was dragging me out of my chair while I was in the middle of feeding the baby breakfast.

By 10:30 Tantrum Tot was trying to run out the front door with me blocking it because a few weeks ago he ripped the hook and eye lock out of the wall. He was screaming for Daddy because he didn’t like Mommy any more. (Don’t remember what started that particular madness.) By the time he settled down Baby was crying…

Tot went out to play in the snow with his cousin and brothers and they kept him out there for a record breaking 2 hours! Perfect for Mom to clear her mind and get some much needed work done…well it would have been if Baby did not start screaming the minute they walked out the door.  The whole two hours was spent pacing, bouncing, and rocking a very very cranky kid!

He finally dosed off, and I bet you can guess what happened. All the kids came in from playing outside!  All day long like this!

Finally, Hubby is home after having to run over to his Mom’s house (whose Dementia is getting worse) because she was calling people several states away telling them she could not turn off her oven!

Now that it is quiet, I am still extremely stressed, cannot think, and MUST get some articles finished (deadline tomorrow), and get cracking on this week’s school work (due yesterday). I need a bubble bath, a bottle of wine, and for Calgon to take me far far away!! I honestly believe that there is nothing better than a nice, cold bottle of wine to help me unwind though. I’ve got a large stash of wine that’s slowly beginning to build up as I recently got a GraysOnline wine delivery (or a delivery from a website similar to that!) I don’t often get time to myself but when I do, I tend to have a relaxing bath whilst drinking some wine. It’s a great way for me to relax and I do love to pamper myself whenever I get a chance! Unfortunately, I have to get these articles finished but if I manage to finish them early, I will definitely be going for a bath!

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert, contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, on the autism spectrum.