I missed the phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday about Dads of kids with Autism but hubby managed to catch most of it between deliveries at work and found it really interesting to listen to. He could relate to a lot of what he heard and text me to say how good it was.
He’d of liked to have written something about it himself last night but there wasn’t enough time. He works about 60 hours a week so I can home educate and care for Little Miss M full time. I used to work evenings but it was causing Little Miss M too much anxiety and I was exhausted so had to leave and he’s happily worked the extra to make it work financially since. After work he comes home and plays intensely with Little Miss M and then heads off to bed ready to get up early for work the next day. This doesn’t leave much spare time.
I’m so grateful to him for all he does to ensure Little Miss M has the lifestyle she needs to thrive. All children deserve that and it’s what loving parents do but for a child with PDA the adjustments and compromises needed to get it right can be particularly challenging and require a selfless attitude and he’s embraced everything unconditionally and completely and made everything we do for her possible.