Frustration just about sums it up
I am a single mum as you may know and have no idea how to make things a boy wants to make.
My son is always looking on youtube on how to make things. It always involved buying the thing and using wood trills and stuff I have no idea on how to use.
This is the time I wish there was a man in my life to help my little man learn and grow to be able to make and build the stuff together.
I hate saying no and it kills me inside and it is hard to explain to an ADHD and spectrum autism child why I don’t want to try and make it, as I know what is in front of us and the emotional roller coaster we are in for.
Which I know will not work because they don’t give you measurements and then my boy has a mental breakdown and feels he has failed in making something because it did not work.
The emotions that come through are so unbearable. I start to feel like a failure too, not letting him have the experience and letting his imagination go wild.
I am always encouraging him but I hate it when I know it will be a failure and then I have to pick up the pieces and put him back together.
Telling him he is amazing and can do anything.
I wish I could hire a hubby to teach him how to do men stuff and work with tools because the biggest tool we have is a big screwdriver.
So I am trying to think outside the box and redirect him back to lego and that’s not working. my head is pounding my gut is turning and am praying it will all go away.
besides buying all these tools, like a drill and spending money. it kills me that it doesn’t work out.
so trying to redirect him and saying no to this, I am getting yelled at and sworn at and am the worst mother in the world.
life can be hard sometimes and you just feel like they are taking this on alone. which I am.
I am and have been doing this all alone and just feel weak and like disappearing and hiding. but there is nowhere to hide but to stay and face it and best.