How would I introduce myself? Hmm, well...
I'm a wife, mom of two and a charismatic smart-ass. I've been commonly described as funny, but honest. Consider me a hilariously eccentric asshole!
Hi, my name's Sarah, nice to meet you.
I'm a stay-at-home-mom, and as a parent it's wonderful to be able to do. It comes with several benefits for both you and your Lil' DNA strands. No missed milestones, the bond is deeper, you're no doubt the "favorite parent", you don't have to wear a bra, that sort of thing. However, I'm not your typical SAHM. I'm a proud Special Needs Parent, that's always on the move!
Our daughter is 7, diagnosed with ADHD (Inattentive-Type). And our son is 3, diagnosed with autism. Between the Dr. appts, daily TSS sessions, OT's, SLT's, DT's, peer-playgroups, IEP's, Inner-agency meetings, evaluations, soccer practice, homework, cooking, cleaning, yard work, our pets, food shopping, and laundry, it feels like I barely have time to think let alone get ten minutes to myself!
*Wait a second, now that I think about it.... Did I even pee today?!
All while my loving husband works during the day, to come home to watch TV & play PS4 all night. Yes. I know, awesome right? (insert stereo-typical wife eye roll) Don't get me wrong, he's a great father and totally adored by our children. But honestly, if I have to clean around you and the mess you just made in my freshly cleaned living-room as you sit and watch, don't ask me "what my problem is" when I snap the F-out on you! We know what my problem is, narrowing it down to just one is where you'll have trouble. You know, sometimes I'm not sure he knows which personality he married. Geez man, get it together!
And I juggle all of this on top of my own consequential diagnoses of Manic Bi-Polar, ADD, OCD, DID, PTSD, Anxiety and Insomnia. Which then brings my own Dr. appointments, therapy sessions, evaluations, blood work, and a smorgasbord of medications, to assist in regulating said diagnoses.
And I'm not ashamed of that at all, it's a part of who I am. And to save time rather than go through my diagnoses, I'll slim it down into one summed up example. Basically, I've got a bunch of hormonal, neurotic bitches, taking up residence in my Limbic System, doing Purple Hooter Shooters with my Serotonin, while mud wrestling on my Neurotransmitters!
Not a day goes by that I don't at some point think, "I am gonna flip shit!" Yeah... I do, daily! But don't get it twisted, I actually enjoy spreading myself thin to benefit my family! All my time, effort, research and endless hounding of professionals in the medical field is totally worth it.
Yes, I get frustrated and at times can feel nearly defeated. Then I see how far my kids have come and that there's no limits to how far they'll go! And I know all my mood swings, tears, sweat, restless days & sleepless nights, are for a damn good reason!
I'm not just Mental On A Daily Basis. Well, I guess technically I am but if I'm crazy about anything, it's my family. I'd fight tooth and nail for them and going toe to toe with anyone who has Bipolar when it comes to their family is not a good idea, FYI.
Well, that's my story in a nut shell. Now you know who I am and I hope you stick around. What good is knowing someone, if you can't learn from them and hope they'll learn from you?
So, I'm gonna take a seat, have a glass of wine, or a few, & wonder...
Who you are, what's your story?