Sorry I just need to vent. I have an almost 5 year old with Asperger's and a 16 month old who has a passion for climbing, and throwing tantrums when you remove him from danger.
Every morning starts out the same. Chaos. I wish my day didn't have to start out terrible and stressful every morning. But it just does. It sets the tone for my day. Every day. Every day, my oldest needs to scream through the house that he is awake, and then he wakes up the 16 month old who also starts screaming. Then that makes my dogs bark, and my blood pressure starts to rise. All at the same time, 20 things need to be done. Forget easing into any kind of morning. When I wake up, to 2 dogs and 2 cats who all want to be fed, and the dogs want to go out, and the baby's diaper needs to be changed, and he also screams when I don't hold him or set him down for a second and go out of site. And my Asperger, sensory, ocd, son starts screaming because something "smells" or the dogs are "bugging" him, or he wants xyz done NOW!!! I want to scream and throw my own fit. I am learning that I can't control my emotions, I can only control how I react about them. It is extremely difficult. My hubby works late at night and I typically have to go in to the bedroom 3 times begging him for a hand, and feeling guilty about not being able to handle it all. It sucks.