Higher highs, lower lows

Higher highs, lower lows; it is what it is“, by Mandy Farmer (From the Bowels of Motherhood blog).

I would argue that we experience higher highs and lower lows as parents of children on the spectrum (or any special needs children, for that matter). I can’t really describe to you the feeling when a four and a half year old uses a spoon efficiently for the first time. Remember how excited you were when your one year old used a spoon? Now imagine how much more intense that excitement would be if you had waited four times that long to see it happen. Not only had you waited, but you had worked and your child had worked tirelessly to make it happen.

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