A Letter to Autism from MAMA

On the heels of my good friend Karen over at Confessions of An Asperger’s Mom who wrote a wonderful post called Dear Worry… here is my letter to autism.

Dear Autism,

Hey there “A” how you doing? Really great! Listen I don’t mean to be rude and all but do you think that perhaps for just a few days you could kind of take a hike, you know get lost, go on a vacation?

Most days Autism I don’t mind you being around. You are a part of my boy. I love him just the way he is so that means you too. But the thing is… I am at my wit’s end Autism. Seriously… I am done. I am exhausted and just don’t have the oomph to deal with all the baggage you bring with you when you are here.

Lets face it… you do bring a lot of shit with you. The meltdowns, the anxiety, the anger… you filled your suitcases to the brim with them Autism.  Some days your stuff is flung around our house so much that there is nowhere to walk, nowhere to hide! These are the days “A” that I don’t feel like being such a gracious hostess. I want you to pack your stuff and get out! And don’t let the door hit you where the sun don’t shine.

So here is the thing Autism… I am asking, no begging… please for this Mama’s sanity do you think you could just go stay somewhere else. I don’t really care where you go… you just got to go. But you gotta leave my baby here. Please Autism… just give him a few days of rest. A few days where he can fall asleep at night and stay asleep. A few days without feeling anxious and angry! Just a few days so that we all can catch our breath and remember what it feels like to do things without your heavy backpacks filled with all your stuff weighing us down. I’ll even pay for your plane ticket!

Warmest regards,


8 thoughts on “A Letter to Autism from MAMA

  1. I certainly hope he DOES go. I have his friend Sensory that likes to live here, we evicted him yesterday so perhaps A can join him……

    1. Oh Sensory has been here a few times too! Not a great guest either! We need to send him and Autism on a long cruise. perhaps that boat that went down…

  2. Have just found your blog and it’s great. Love to send Mr A on a holiday sometimes……..good work keep it up.
    From Kylie in Australia

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