Autism

I Sometimes Forget To Make That Special Time

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Just wanted to write about a subject that I know I am not the only person out there who can forget. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life of taking care of my son, I sometimes forget to make some special, one on one time for my daughter. Life can be crazy some days, my son has therapy 6 times a week, he needs to be taken care of all day long, maybe he is having a bad day and just needs to snuggle with mommy all day or maybe he is having a “I need lots of attention” kind of a day. Whatever day it is, having a child with autism and him also being a toddler can take up most of my time. By the time Billy is ready to head to bed, I am exhausted and just want to sit down on the couch, vegout with some of my tv shows and relax.

But, during these crazy times, my daughter can get left in the background, so to speak. She is an amazing child, kind and loving. She adores her brother and always wants to help me with him. She plays with him, snuggles with him, and just gives him lots of love and attention. She is just amazing with her brother.
I am trying to make it a point to do more mommy and me time. Last night we went to Dorney Park to enjoy some rides, just us two girls, while my husband stayed home with our son. We both had such a blast! We got to ride as much as we wanted, had dinner and talked, had fun laughing and giggling. I knew the night was a success when she fell asleep in the car on the way home. Times like this are the best. We have so much fun doing stuff just us two. It is such a special treat for her and is nice for me to get that time with her.

I vow to try at least once a week to do something with just her and I. Even if it is at home mommy/daughter mainicures while my hubby watches our son, a theme park trip, a trip to the store, anything I can think of. I am already planning a little dinner party and movie night for next month when the Disney movie Inside Out comes out. Just a Jenna and Mommy movie night!

Does anyone else find it is hard sometimes to get that alone time with their child? I know she doesn’t mind, but I do. And, I am so blessed to have such an amazing little girl who is so helpful to mommy and so great with her brother!

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