Both of my ADHD children are on vacation with relatives for two weeks. I am amazed at how much of a vacation it has been for me. I forgot that life can be so calm and simple. My three non-ADHD children have all commented on this as well. I love all of my children unconditionally. I am learning that a vacation from the constant needs of ADHD is very important to the rest of the family. We miss the kids, it is just nice to live with quiet, peaceful days for awhile. A friend told me once that I needed to find a friend or relative to take the kids for a couple of weeks in the summer. I was quite upset with her because I couldn't imagine a day without the kids and I was so worried that they would not have the support that they get at home elsewhere. I have found however that she was right. When they return home I find it much easier to deal with the needs of the kids and I am more capable of doing it in a low stress manner after having had time to rejuvinate myself.
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