Yes DS1 has been on residential respite care for week. This enables him to have a holiday and us to catch up on sleep and energy, do things that ordinary families do without the unusual constraints that come with DS1 and in general achieve things that we probably others can do.
He usually cant wait to get there and we trust in the process of him being well cared for and happy.
It is always great to see him home but when he is away it brings into focus how demanding his needs are on our lives.
We love him none the less.
Here he is on his first day home playing with bubbles.