Mama said there’d be days like this…

I don’t know where to start.

Do I start with my amazing propensity to put my foot in mouth? It seems to be stuck there permanently at the moment. Do I start with our back-to-back appointments this week with the neurologist and psychiatrist who are trying to help control Anna’s ugly behaviors? Do I start with the first week of school report with notes home about Anna kicking, hitting, and throwing things? Do I start with a long letter I got from someone on YouTube blasting me about PDD-NOS and expectations of behavior based on videos of Anna from 4 years ago?

I can’t do this. I give up.

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  • Kara - I'm so sorry Holly. You'll be in my prayers. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Askew - Sweetie, you are the nicest, most caring and compassionate person I know, and I have never observed you to say or do something unkind. We all have those experiences where something comes out differently than we intended, and it hurts someone else's feelings, and I'm so sorry that happened to you. I also hate to hear about Anna's behavioral issues – I hope you're able to work out a plan with these doctors and that it works! I'm sorry anyone said something rude to you about the video. Kids on the spectrum are so diverse. You're trying to help people by showing one example. What is their problem? Urrgh…ReplyCancel

  • Heather C - I agree with everything Carol said. Anyone who really knows you would know that you would never say anything unkind. We all stick our foot in it from time to time and I hope this person will remember that and be forgiving. I am sorry everything feels overwhelming right now. Even though you probably feel like sticking your head under a pillow and staying there, remember you are one tough mama and you can do this. I know you can. Love you and hope things start feeling a bit brighter.ReplyCancel

  • ~Holly - Thank you, Kara, Carol, and Heather. I really appreciate your support. It's been an awful week.ReplyCancel

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