Life is a choose your own adventure book. Remember those things? Every few pages, you would choose to go one way or another. Then, a few pages of story would follow to lead you to another quandary. Everyday, we make choices that lead us down a different path.
It’s been like that with Roman. When we were first hinted to that autism was a possibility, we had a choice. We could ignore it or we could face it head on. Some people choose to ignore it for awhile, and that’s okay. They just need some time to process things. We decided to do everything we could to improve Roman’s chances of advancement. We dove in to his education first. Then, we attacked his diet. Finally, we found the Buspirone trial. We’ve chosen this adventure for ourselves, Roman and the rest of our family. We can only hope that we are making the right decisions, just like any other family faced with an autism diagnosis.
My newest adventure started as a way to take my mind off of the daily insanity that can be my life. Tanis got not one, but two dolls for Christmas. She was elated to receive both a madame Alexander and American Girl doll for Christmas. She also got a lot of accessories, including a bed and a horse. She was, and is, in little girl heaven. One day, a few weeks back, I decided to knit her up a dress for her dolls to share from some yarn I had lying around. I thought I did a pretty good job. And so it started.
I made her a few more outfits and found an obsession. I decided to try to make a little extra money making doll clothes. So, in every spare moment I have been knitting and sewing, hoping to open an etsy shop (psst….it’s right here ) by Monday. That’s what I’ve been up to lately. It’s really helping me to focus on something other than Roman and his recovery, and that’s a good thing. I need something just for me and for now, I’ve found it.
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