Well, it is pretty exciting. Mostly because I always know where I stand. They are always honest - I may not like to hear the truth though! Before we knew we were contending with Asperger's - I often felt like I could never make my family happy. I really did lose myslef for many years. I lost my creativity. I lost my confidence. I became a bit depressed and neglected all the things that make me me. If I gardened or created something - Mister J would think it was a waste of time. Why would someone be creative? How could I keep myself being myself with such negative feedback while I also was committed to make my family work.
Knowledge is power. Thankfully we read some wonderful books and after some specialist appointments, our home is now proud to say we have two neuro-typical, creative and at times flamboyant females. And three amazing males with Asperger's who are brilliantly minded and musical. We might not always understand each other, but really that is pretty normal. We do have respect for each other. We have a greater understanding of why I like flowers and Mister J, Master S and Master J like numbers.
Knowledge has allowed creativity to return. We no longer have resentment because it may appear I am wasting my time creating. I am feeling so free. This is how Squiggly Rainbow came to become. Miss G named our little business and I just love it - such an oxymoron. Rainbow's aren't squiggly - but they kind of are in our home! xo