I get down on myself as a parent very often.
Here lately this has especially been the case.
God must have known because I got two of the biggest pick me ups I have received in a while. First when I dropped off Lyric at camp this morning, his camp counselor looked at me and said that Lyric is the most amazing kid she has ever met and that I have really done a great job raising him. Fighting back tears I thanked her from the bottom of my heart.
Then, when I picked up Diego from school his teacher told me that he was doing a puzzle WITH FRIENDS (not alone which has often been the case.) As if that weren’t enough, she said that Diego LOOKED AT another child and SAID “Let’s work like a team”!!
I cry every single time I think about both events.
Despite the stress, angst, and sadness it appears that I (and everyone who has a hand in the boys’ lives) are doing a pretty good job.
Most of all if gives me back some of the hope that is lost on the rough days.
As if the day could get much better, I received a copy of the mediator’s report and she is recommending I get the custody arrangement that I have asked for. The judge is the only one who can make it final, but we are headed in the right direction.
The boys and I ended our Friday with a trip to the movies. I am always hesitant about taking Diego to see a movie because it is sensory overload for my munchkin, but he just wouldn’t stop talking about “Despicable Me”. Our Saturday is full tomorrow so the sensory friendly viewing wasnt gonna happen and although Diego’s hands were drenched (sensory bag be damned…lol) from the 90 minutes of stimming we really had a blast. “Despicable Me” is by far one of the best family movies I have seen in quite some time. There were times I couldn’t stop laughing and a lot of the time one could hear D and Lyric laughing louder than everyone!!
What a wonderful end to a roller coaster of a week.