I also realize how different our lives are. Is like we live in total different worlds. It's like night and day. Our newborn face has not yet faded. We still have sleepless nights, we still get up every two hours, and we are still carry our diaper bags.
The quick trips to the grocery store, going to the bank, eating in a fast food restaurant or even pumping gas at a gas station take so much time and effort.
Why you may ask?
The trip to the gas station gets me every time.
I sit in my car and stare at all the people coming out of their cars and look at how simple it must be to just walk in and walk out of the gas station.
Pumping gas at a gas stations takes us more planning than a trip to Disneyland.
I have to make sure I take the money out, and have it on hand
ATM is definitely preferred but their is those times when the little note is posted to pay inside.
I have to carry Emmett's blanket his blanket is his comfort he blocks out overstimulating light with it.
Hold Emmett's hand he will not follow me no way not safe.
Watch out for cars Emmett has no sense of awareness about cars.
Remember what number of the pump,
Take Emmett out, and let him know we are going.
Open the doors for him, and sometimes he has to be carried out because his legs refuse to walk.
Yes I still carry his 45 pound body.
A little inconvenient if your in middle of a parking lot.
It's so difficult sometimes it doesn't work out and Emmett has a full meltdown getting in the car and getting off the car.
Each meltdown will take about 20 minutes.
Therefore a simple trip to the gas station can turn into an hour trip really quickly.
This life is hard thank you to the people that take the time to open the door for me while my hands are full with my child.
To the people that are willing to hold my place in line while I chase my child.
To the people that smile and comment nice things when they see Emmett throwing himself on the floor,
and to the people that think I should just not take my child sometimes we don't have a choice we can't get a babysitter to go pump gas or go to the bank, or a quick trip to the grocery store. It's just our life is not easy.