I’m just posting here so that there’s a public record. I’m concerned for my safety and I figure that if something happens to me and nobody ever sees or hears from me again, the police will come look at my blog and know who to investigate:
My wife is going out of town — heck, she’s going out of time zone — for a few days this week. She’s going to visit her sister and I’m watching the kids. All three of them. All three of them. There’s three of them. They’re gonna kill me.
I’m happy for Tiff. This is going to be a good trip for her and her sister and there’s three of these little people running around my house. I know that normally, taking care of the kids is not a big deal and it’s just something that dads do. But as you know if you’ve ever been here before, I have a severely autistic son named Jack (quick plug: Operation Jack), and he’s got a heck of a routine. I have four typed pages on the refrigerator on the step-by-steps for him. I have huge respect for the job Tiff does with Jack every day — she has it down to a science and does an amazing job. I’m really going to have huge respect for her after going through about four days of this routine.
Then there’s the other two kids. To say I’m intimidated by this is an understatement. I know, it sounds stupid. A dad should be able to take care of his three kids, especially if he’s been a dad for 12 years. Really, it’s just Jack. With everything he’s been through over the past year, he’s really become dependent on Tiff and they have his incredibly detailed daily routine down pat. We both do a lot of things to keep our family going and she definitely handles taking care of Jack.
It will be pretty challenging for me and I’m nervous about this and even though she hasn’t even left yet, I can’t wait for her to get back. It will be nice, though, to spend more time than I normally do with Jack. Ben and Ava will be fine. We’ll all (probably) survive. Well, maybe.
Operation Jack Stuff
OK, I haven’t mentioned this for a while, but I’m trying to recruit people to run races next year and pick charities for me to give money to.
Elevator pitch: If you raise money for an autism-related charity (your choice!) equal to the cost of your race entry, I’ll cover your race entry. If you’d rather just donate money to an autism-related charity equal to the cost of your race entry, I’ll cover your race entry. I will cover your choice of a race entry or a donation to charity and either way, there’s no cost to you. And I’m going to throw in a custom Operation Jack shirt and medal as a bonus. This is my way of getting people involved and letting you pick what charities the Operation Jack Autism Foundation will donate to. Click here for the details. No risk, no cost, help me fill up my list!
Operation Jack Marathon Stuff
We’re going to run a discount code this Wednesday through Sunday. Come back here or check out the Operation Jack Marathon Facebook page for the discount code!
Ok, that’s all I have for today … if I have time to write a blog tonight, I have some rad pics from a trip to an amusement park on Saturday. Have a great Monday![subscribe2]