Having Abby and Boo gives me a split view of the world. I am Abby’s mom–that typical mom doing homework, planning activities and navigating the world of tweendom. I am also Boo’s mom–therapy planning, advocating, educating others and most times trying to do my very best.
Being a mom of two completely different children has allowed me to realize that being a ‘special’ mom is sometimes easier than being a typical one. For example, this morning with Boo I didn’t have to:
- Deal with eye rolls
- Have wardrobe fights in the morning
- Listen to her talk back
- Tell her to clean her room
- Get her to understand that clearing the table doesn’t mean just dumping the table contents onto the nearest counter
- And tonight I don’t have to help Boo do homework
Of course, I also didn’t have help her in the bathroom.