I’m feeling so tired

For the last 2 or 3 days I’ve been feeling so tired. Perhaps it’s a turn in the weather, we’ve had lots of lovely sunny spring days during this lockdown. This week however it’s been more like the British dull, grey and drizzly weather, us Brits know only too well.

Perhaps it’s the lack of Vitamin D, and not getting outside as much. Leading to an even greater feeling of isolation than previously, but I’ve been feeling so tired this week, and really struggled for motivation.

Annoyingly 3/4s of this post appears to have vanished, and I’ve not got it saved anywhere else 🤦‍♂️

Feeling so tired

There was at least another 7 paragraphs, talked about the difficulty and demands on parenting autistic children. I don’t think I can remember well enough to write it all out again, even if I wanted to. To be honest I don’t want to, the tiredness probably had something to do with me messing the post, and i’m feeling a bit dejected about it.

I’ll quickly say the two main points, that are proving difficult, and taking my energy. Jack’s routine. Dinner has to be at 12, and Tea has to be at 5. If it’s not he gets annoyed, sometimes angry. With Lily it is the demand for attention. All the jobs I would normally do when the kids are at school, I’m finding difficult to do, as Lily always wants you with her. I will just have to keep plugging away and do what I can.

I also went on to talk about playing in the rain, but I will now do that in a separate post tomorrow. As I have plans with Lily to get the waterproofs on and go for a long walk in the rain tomorrow. Assuming that it does actually rain that is.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

5 thoughts on “I’m feeling so tired

  • April 30, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Our rainy weather here has me worn out! We’re supposed to have a warm sunny day on Saturday, and I’m really looking forward to it.

  • April 30, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    It poured rain here yesterday, but I have kind of been reaching a sluggish point in the late afternoon for the past week, even though I have been outside weeding and planting and landscaping.

    I have been thinking too about why I feel that way; sometimes smiling does not help as much as it used to, so I am thinking it is a mindset brought about by glimpses of the current situation. Adjusting to new things takes time, so my only hope is that it will pass now that I am aware of it. Good luck finding some energy; playing in the rain sounds fun!

    • April 30, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you, I think all the uncertainty is mentally challenging for everyone. I’m looking forward to playing on the rain

  • May 2, 2020 at 7:04 am

    It’s normal to feel that way, and it’s better to acknowledge such feelings. I hope you’re mood and energy will shift for the better soon!

    • May 2, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you, I’m definitely feeling more energetic now, which is good news.


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