Before you developed your super parent exterior for parenting kids with special needs, you were you.
What do you miss the most?
I'll go first. Photography. Cats. Travel.
What I miss...Well, once you get a good grasp/understanding of your Child(s)(ren's) situation, you don't have to miss anything, as I've come to learn.
Routine is the saving grace with Autism.
Once everyone's in a Routine, it opens doors where you can do other things.
26 years of 1 on 1 Autism training here. LOL!
It's harder to get on routine at a younger age, but not impossible.
But as for Hobbies; Dioramas (D&D, 1/64th scale), DieCast Conversions and Collecting, and Audio Transfer.
Traveling by myself on an airplane, playing the piano, going to concerts, comedy clubs. I like living room Karaoke now. I still have the same interests, it's just how I do them have changed. My piano is now a Casio keyboard, I watch foreign movies or travel documentaries. I listen to a lot of music, and I watch a lot of funny movies, sitcoms or Netflix stand-up specials. I used to write in a journal. I should start doing that again. 🤔
Being able to travel more easily or do anything like go to grocery store more easily. Having time to relax and read a book magazine by the beach or pool. Times when i didn't have to clean up after everyone. I have 3 kiddos, 6 yo on the spectrum, 4 year old and new baby thats 4 months and an 12 year old step son every other week so lifes a but hectic right now. But still have found sometime to do things like photography travel its just a bit different and stressful but fun memories too
Drawing, I love drawing people and I miss it. However I have discovered wreaths later on in my life. I enjoy making them for holiday occasions.
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