Hi, Kim here. I'm going to be writing these stream of thought posts more frequently because I'm tired of people outside our community thinking badly of us. Of me. Of our lives. Of my life. Of our decisions. Of my decisions. You're in this with me - there's no escape. Sorry!
Yesterday morning when I went to make the beds, I saw that one of my girls had gotten her period overnight. Periods happen. Sheets get messy. I am a female. I know these things. This is why God made OxyCleaning things. And new sheets.
I try to keep period charts. I do. I've used paper calendars. White boards. Apps. Here's the thing. The periods do not cooperate in the least. Three young adults. Three wonky schedules. When most females are getting their period, they can feel it. Right? Cramping. Bloating. Maybe you bit the head of a stranger at Stop & Shop for scanning 16 items. You just KNOW. And maybe my girls know when THEY are about to get their period. BUT THEY CAN NOT TELL ME. So, it's a mystery. EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. And I buy cheap sheets.
I posted a photo of the mess and a Tweet that said "THIS IS AUTISM," so that readers would understand WHAT we go through and WHAT OUR KIDS go through. My daughter awoke - (I did not say which daughter it was and I will not) - and went downstairs about her business without freshening up. She doesn't feel it. Or it doesn't bother her. Or something. It's NOT NORMAL. IT'S AUTISM. It's terrible for HER. I can deal with the clean up.
Oh then the Tweets came back to me. I must be a terrible Mom! ALL GIRLS have accidents on their sheets! What is WRONG with me?
I tried again and again to gently educate. This isn't about MY work or the sheets. It's about a female and her autism.
I stayed respectful. Others came to my defense. I didn't snap. (Someone, make note of that.) Since my martial arts training began many years ago, I've learned how to stay cool and not to respond to nonsense. It's served Kim ROSSI (get it?) very well. Heck, I must be a 10th degree RED belt by now.