April 4, 2012 by Marj Hatzell
I went back and forth about whether or not I should post this. I mean, I want to keep it real, yo. But this is a long-ass video and I babble incessantly, per usual, because I have ADHD. Also! It’s super long and stuff. And I didn’t want people to be all OMFSM SHE LIVES IN A PIG STY.
But I also want you to know what our lives are like.
Our house is in disrepair. We’re working on it. But I wanted you to see it.
Why? Well, because I wanted folks to see what Bugaboo (and Bug Boy) can do to a house. I want to show you the bruises on his arms (and mine) from the biting and pinching. I’ve recorded screaming fits and meltdowns, too( I don’t know if I’ll post those, though). Why did I record it? Well, because when folks tell me I have no right to be happy and that my kid’s version of autism is better than theirs (because, you know, there’s a HARDSHIP OLYMPICS) they can see that we have our struggles in our version of autism, too.
And we’re still happy.
We’re tired, oh so very tired, and sometimes we’re frustrated. But dammit, we’re happy and we’re gonna have hope.
(Oh, and turn the sound up, because I’m mumbling and I had a headache that day)
Anyways. My house. Enjoy: