A Letter to the Snow Day

Dear Snow Day,

You suck!  Yes, you are beautiful! Yes, the kids are excited and the teachers are excited but you are reminding me that my son has autism.

I always dreamed that my kids would go play in the snow and build snowmen but you are a reminder that my son cannot do that.  You are a reminder that my son cannot even handle a day when his routine is changed. You stress him out.

He likes his routine and he likes going to school. Then you come and turn Georgia into a snow globe.

He is not going to be happy when he wakes up and realizes that we are stuck at home.  He doesn’t like you.

He is not going to go build snowmen or play in the snow.  Heck, he won’t even walk in the snow.

He is going to be anxious today and beg to go bye bye. He is going to try to run out of the house desperately begging to go to school.

He is going to refuse to get out of the van while I desperately try to get him in the warm house.

He is almost 70 lbs so getting him out of the van and in the house is not as easy as it used to be, plus he is very strong.

When he realizes he cannot leave, he is going to binge eat grilled cheese sandwiches until I run out of bread. Then he will have a meltdown because we are out of bread.

He also will probably take his clothes of 100 times, throw laundry all over the house, all while bouncing his ball.

If he gets bored with bouncing his ball or eating, he might beg to watch Yo Gabba Gabba. We’ve watched and rewatched every episode of Yo Gabba Gabba a ton of times but he still insists on watching and re-watching it.

I am sorry (Snow Day). I used to love you and my other boys still love you but I don’t like you.

I don’t like that you make my son’s day harder than it needs to be. I don’t need another reminder that my son is not typical so take your snow and go back north.

Sincerely,

An Autism Momma

Written by, Christina Herzog

Christina is a Jesus following momma to three sweet, busy boys and one beautiful, independent girl and a wife to a hardworking husband. Autism is a major part of her life since two of her boys were diagnosed. After giving up her teaching career, she has recently become a stay at home mom, blogger, and a freelance writer. Her goal is to show the world that autism is not the end of a happy life but the beginning of a new exciting adventure. Christina blogs at Autism X Two.

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