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A gentle reminder that my life isn’t “normal”

My son had his 3 year visit with his pediatrician this morning. The appointments that, for typical kids, might last 15 or 20 minutes, takes us an hour to complete. I hate these yearly visits. It’s a brutal reminder of just how….abnormal my life is. When I always seem to convince myself to forget. I …

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A How To guide on not breaking down in front of your kids:

Step 1: Realize that you’re actually about to lose it. Step 2: Provide children with food. Full hands and full mouths will improve the situation. Step 3: Walk away. Don’t worry, they’ll follow you. They always do. But remember, their hands and mouths are busy. Step 4: Retreat into your own head, just for a …

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