“So what do you do for fun?”

I was texting with another mom with kids on the spectrum – we’d been sharing about our isolation – and she asked:

So what do you do for fun?

I laughed out loud until I coughed – this cold – fun?  I said the word inside my head while trying to remember not to clench my jaw.  Fun- I know that word.  I believe I’ve only used that word sarcastically.  Nothing has been fun really for a couple decades.

Uh…I bake bread that we eat and I can get stains out of anything.

Uh…..I cause turf wars between rival groups of birds with my bad aim at tossing bread.

Uh…..for fun –

“Not much these days – after keeping my house showroom clean and taking care of CJ 24/7, there really isn’t much room for anything else”

She says, “I get you.”  And the text window is quiet again.  She’ll message again in a few days or I’ll message her – doing what we can to support each other when we’ve barely anything left for ourselves.



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