I dont know how you do it

I’ve been receiving a few comments along the lines of ‘I don’t know how you do it’ sentiment lately. I generally don’t know how to respond.

Should I go into depth about it? 
Should I just say something funny or dismissive?

I don’t know how I do it, it just has to be done. But I can tell you most days, it’s not being done. I’m just scrapping by as life throws all of its curve balls at us.

But maybe you would like to imagine what it is like?

This is my best attempt at it.

Imagine a 6 month old baby and all of their care needs. That is my Abbey.

Imagine your child is unwell, everyday for nearly 13 years so far. That is my girl.

Imagine everyday their life is at risk with every seizure and you need to run to get to them 10 times, no matter whether it’s night or day.

Tired yet?

Now put them all together. That is what needs to be done. Every Special Needs Parent has some version of this.

For us, add in 3 boys and their needs and our own marriage and jobs.

Priority is family. Priority is mental health.

Come the end of the day, some chocolate cake goes down very well! Thanks to another amazing mum for this gift!