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What a "Typical" Tuesday Feels Like in the AD Household

Tues 7:33pm — it sounds like it’s been a pretty “typical” Tuesday in the King’s World today and in the Autism Daddy household. 

And by “typical” I mean typical for us…and typical for Tuesdays… 
It’s just dawned on me that every day has its own feeling around here. 
So here’s how a typical Tuesday plays out around here. 
He had a pretty good day at school with no naps and only a few “small, short seizures” 
(yep that’s a good school day around these parts lately)
Like most Tuesdays after school wifey took Kyle to his Occupational Therapy / Swim session. 
And as usual he did pretty good there during the “lesson” part…but as usual he started playing with his saliva near (on?) some of the other kids after his lesson so wifey had to get him out of the pool even though he would’ve loved to hang out more. 
Like most Tuesdays wifey made dinner. 
And like most Tuesdays wifey was exhausted and excused herself and went upstairs shortly after I got home from work. 
Why was she exhausted?
Cuz like most Tuesdays the locker room after the pool is extremely exhausting even when Kyle is being good and cooperating…and the older/bigger he gets the harder it gets. 
So shortly after I got home she went upstairs to unwind which lately means watching “30 Rock” on the iPad til she passes out 18 minutes later. 
And like most Tuesdays I’m currently eating the yummy dinner wifey made (sausage & potatoes!) while keeping one eye on Kyle and getting up and playing goalie every 48 seconds. 
I’m on the lookout for seizures, breath holding, saliva play, hands in pants play with the occasional pulling him off of the furniture. 
In a few minutes I’ll give him his evening round of seizure meds plus melatonin and hopefully by 8:45pm he’ll be asleep. 
Then I’ll put the leftovers away, maybe do a few dishes. 
And then at about 9:30pm I’ll have my most important decision of most Tuesday nights. 
Do I wake up wifey and try to convince her to watch “Orange is the New Black” (or whatever is our current mutual tv obsession of the moment) with me… Or do I dare watch it without her?…Or do I watch something else and save that show to watch with wifey on Wednesday night. 
Yes, she’ll be less exhausted on Wednesday night. 
Wednesdays have a whole different feel around here. 
That’s it.   That’s all I got for tonight. A little slice of life of what a typical Tuesday feels like in the ol’ AD household. 
Hope y’all enjoyed it…
Maybe I’ll watch last night’s episode of “24” tonight (wifey doesn’t watch 24) and save “Orange is the New Black” for wifey.  Yeah that’s what I’ll do. 

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Frank Campagna

I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).

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4 People Replies to “What a "Typical" Tuesday Feels Like in the AD Household”

  1. Yasmin

    Love your work!!! Thank you 🙂

  2. Oh, you hit right on it! Every day feels different, has a different personality almost. 🙂

  3. Wow I don't get to watch TV anymore gives me hope my autistic daughter is only 3 and she could stay up for days if I let her 🙂 glad to see that maybe in the future I can watch TV again 😉 I do get to watch frozen fast forward and rewinded about 20 times a day and lots of infomercials she loves her infomercials 😉