The best laid plans……
We all know the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” well we should include the plans of mothers to that list as well I think. A few weeks back I dropped my Husband off at work for a short 5 week deployment and was looking forward to the kids starting a new year of Preschool, Early Intervention and Daycare. I eagerly set up space to work and photograph the dresses. I set up my desk and found a temporary home for the stock and all was looking rather good.
And then the best laid plans started to fall away. Meetings to set up my sons Individualised Education Program took centre stage. The necessary but harsh listing in black and white of every strength and weakness of your most precious child. The not entirely unexpected but still derailing formal request to have your other child assessed as those involved in the care of your Special Needs Child are now seeing one too many traits in common. 2 years and 3 months after the life changing diagnosis of one child and you are once more forced down the path of assessments, forms and unrelenting evaluation of everything your child and you have done since the very beginning. I do not know what her testing will reveal or even if it is possible to ever truly know. What I do know is that I am still blessed to have these two amazing little spirits in my life.
So I once more find a way to make this work. After a very long day managing some rather amusing yet telling ASD behaviours I finally have my kids in bed. I am working on the floor of the hallway because tonight this was just the only way to keep the monsters away yet actually get something done. It is because of those two now sleeping angels that I will find a way through this. Plans can be reworked, goals shifted and dreams adjusted, I just need to keep remembering what is important and what brings me joy.