Best Part Of My Day

The Best Part Of My Day:

I hate routine but living with a child with autism you have to adapt to their schedule and tendencies.

There are moments in my day that I absolutely cherish with him.

As soon as I walk in the door from work.  “Daddy Fly”.  This is where I throw him up in the air a few times then follow it up with “ring around the Rosy”

Or around 8 PM when he comes in the bed room and says “Daddy squeeze” making the squeezing motion which clenched fisted.  Some kids with Autism like that deep pressure so I just bear hug him for a good ten minutes.

My favorite by far is around 5 or 6PM where he will come down to my office where I’m working then climb on my lap.  “Daddy, snow globes…I shake it”.

In my office I have lined up various snow globes from my travels.  I always grab some kind of momento whether its a trinket, shot glass, or snow globe.

Then we go down the line and he tells me what’s in each of them and then gives them a shake.

The 💀 snow globe for Halloween, the ☃️ , the ⛵ from the Maid of the Mist, Hershey Park, so many more but you get the idea.

This has gone on for weeks and I love every second.  He gets so excited.  And just lately he has started to give me a hug and thank me when we are done.  Then he is on his way.

I can’t help in that moment to think about Trace Adkins…”you’re gonna miss this… you’re gonna want this back”.

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Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2016 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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