One moment it felt almost like summer (well at least a Yorkshire summer) and then a few dark clouds role in…. suddenly it seems like winter is starting. Sudden mood change.
It is quite apt because it is very similar to how Aspergers can impact. This morning everything was going to plan. He was happy and smiling while playing with the mad dog in the garden. Communicating with each other in what seems like their own secret language. Happy days. Parenting is easy.
Then the clouds roll in. The next door neighbour have some visitors. Some strangers are across the hedge. It’s times like this that the hedge is just not big enough. (Note to self, do even less gardening). Not part of the plan. A few minutes later we are camped in a bedroom, with the curtains closed. It’s like our very own safe room. The smiles are gone, anxiety is king. Did I say parenting was easy.
But this time thankfully just like the snow, the anxiety melted. The strange voices are gone. The dog desperately trying to lick some smiles out of a sad face. The world is getting safer again. We return to smiles and a hyper active dog. Now let’s find those hedge cutters and build a bonfire around them.