Kellen had a Special Olympics bowling tournament today. Although his anxiety is much better, there was too much noise, disorganization and commotion for him. He hung in there for a few frames, but after awhile it was just too much and he decided he was done and wouldn't get up for his turn to bowl. Too many people pressuring him to perform. Too many expectations. We left early.
Times like this are pretty hard for me. Leaving feels a bit like giving up. I start to feel a little sorry for myself. Bad thoughts enter my head. Thoughts like, "If my son is too 'disabled' for Special Olympics, what can he participate in?"
As we walked to the car, I was feeling sad and tearful. While I was waiting for Kellen to get in, I happened to check Facebook on my iPhone. One of my friends who has a child with autism had posted as her status, "Christine is telling you to handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away."
Is it weird that reading that made my morning?
It was such a coincidence that Kellen and I had just peed on it and walked away and then I read that on my iPhone. I felt so much better!
So now I'm telling you to handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away. Let me know how that works for you : )