After spending a week in Sardinia with 3 special needs kids and not being able to manage and control all situations it got me thinking!!
We had meltdowns, anxiety and full on rudeness and very early on in the week discovered that we could spend 7 days spinning plates and returning home exhausted or just let that shit go and drink gin!!
It was THE easiest carefree week we have ever had in the past 10years….refreshing, empowering and we left Sardinia more refreshed than we have ever been!
Deciding to try this technique once again, here we are in Isle of Wight. Apart from having “BOTHERED” tattooed on my forehead, we couldn’t be doing a better job of it if we tried!!
Not catching every strangers eye to apologise, explain or worry has put me us in a tranquil state and I bloody love it!!!! So much more time and energy to enjoy this lovely little island, laugh and more importantly talk to my hubby! It has seriously been a little bit of “hi…where have you been hiding”.
So to any special needs parents out there who feel exhausted with the constant management of your child and the world around you I urge you to go somewhere no one knows you, with people who you will never see again and just do it! Let people stare, whisper and be judgemental….who cares!!! If you can’t afford or face a holiday, do a day trip. You will feel empowered, strong and in control of your responses. You will never be able to explain your situation, child and difficulties in one sentence so don’t even try. You don’t need to do anything.
Remember….those who matter don’t care and those who care don’t matter.
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