There is a predictable rhythm to the days during the school year. Now that summer has graced us with her presence, I find that rhythm interrupted in all the right ways. Lazy mornings are spent waffling, the edible way. Bike rides are taken, the leisurely way. Play dates are spent poolside, dripping wet and exhausted from all of the playing.
The summer routine isn’t. And this family needs that. We schedule, because we have to. Pervasive Developmental Disorder does not like unstructured days and activities that have no defined ending and beginning. But this mama’s heart needs that sometimes. And some of the other family members do, too.
So it is provided. The child who needs the routine and structure and predictable rhythm to his days seems to be endowed with an extra measure of grace and willingness to roll with it; just during these precious summer months. This is a gift. We all know it.
And we all cling to it.
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