Hard to believe it is actually October 1st and we have run full speed into Down syndrome Awareness Month. Even more unbelievable is the fact that I'm once again going to try to tackle posting every day during the month of October in honor of Riley.
This year October finds me in the midst of one of the most challenging experiences I've ever had as a parent. Riley's transition to his new school has been challenging to say the least. I have watched my typically fun loving, out going little spitfire turn into a unhappy reluctant little boy.
I'm going to need some extra encouragement to make it through this year's Challenge. I'm hoping that writing a bit about this process will help with my stress levels as well. My liver might not survive 2nd grade if I don't find some better coping techniques. Last night I washed my brownie down with wine. I'll beg your forgiveness now because I'm sure I'll say something not so nice or there will be days I can't find my words to describe the insanity that has become our life. I will promise to at least share a picture in an effort to bring a smile to all of our faces.
|Riley Fall 2013|