Every three months my son stays at a respite weekend home. I like it because the staff has worked on and off with him for a few years. I used to drive away crying feeling horrible after dropping him off. I would spend the weekend holding his blanket and missing him. Pathetic, yes it was.
Now I realize a break is good for both of us. He loves it and he gets to go to really cool places. It also gives me and chance to hang out with my daughter. (who does not give a hoot).
I come home today to a message from one of the staff. The outing the weekend home went on was to the Oklahoma Aquarium.
"I need to tell you something. I kmow that you might be upset but also know that you will find it funny as well." My first thought was that my son jumped into one of the exhibits. Bingo! He did!!
He decided that he would like to float with the turtles and fish. I really need to cut back on him watching Finding Nemo.
(the aquarium staff assured my son's caregiver that the turtles would be fine)