This morning, the monkey was in deep sleep when I went to his room. He hadn’t come over in the middle of the night like he typically does to sleep with us. I gently patted his back and rubbed his legs. “Time to get up buddy.” I whispered to him.

He kept his eyes closed as he stretched. I changed him into his school clothes as he kept his eyes closed and was still laying down on his bed.

Finally I told him I needed to wash his face and brush his teeth. He did one more stretch, let me crash him up, and went back to laying down.

This behavior is pretty standard jn typical households. But not in our autism household. He’s usually fully awake, jumping off the walls, since 2 or 3 in the morning.

I loved how this morning, he kept stretching and laying down. Just like any typical kid. Finally my husband told him the bus would be here soon and he needed to go downstairs and get his jacket.

Once the bus arrived he happily grabbed his backpack, put on his mask, and went outside.

Special needs families go thru so much. But one of the pros in being in our household is that we see things in a very different way. We appreciate the little things in a way where we never did before.

We have the privilege of seeing life thru a different lense.

And today I’m grateful. ❤️ 🙏

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