I truly hope that you all have a wonderful week (and "wonderful" is relative), and that you can still find laughter and joy in your "new normal," despite the behaviors and stress.
May your legs remember to walk away before your mouth loses its loving voice.
May there be special stolen moments with your neuro-typical children, even if it is when the rest of house is in bed.
May your eyes be magically fixed from rolling as a parade of family and friends question every single choice and interaction you have with your child.
May your mind be filled with the people in your life who DO get it and DO support you, because they are the gifts that keep on giving all year long.
May there be one tiny, but unbelievable hair of a moment, when you find the strength to step outside of the behavior and see your child for who they were born to be, and who they need you to be.
May you find peace, albeit fleeting.
May you find hope.
May you find healing within yourself, again and again, so you can then teach your child how to find their own.
And may the eggnog be spiked.
(photo by nellart, used with permission)