What you can learn from “Desperate Housewives”

I’m not ashamed to say that years after “Desperate Housewives” has finished I am once again addicted!
I started watching it again a few months ago only because there was no “easy watching” TV on. And, well…
I’m now on season 6!
The reason I’m telling you this is because last night I watched an episode that id forgotten watching first time around and wow it was powerful!
There was a scene with a tough parental dilemma and it was genius.
Whilst watching the intense scene I had goosebumps…
A huge lump in my throat…
And I couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen.
I just had to show you the scene!
Oh but before you watch…
First up FYI incase “Desperate a housewives” is new to you…
In real time the women in the scene is pregnant with twins and has been told by a doctor that 1 of her babies is at risk and they need to urgently operate. The doctor also told her that the operation could result in the baby growing up disabled.
She is in the hospital about to undergo surgery and this is a clip of her thoughts, imagining what her life would be like raising a child with disabilities…

I don’t know what you thought or felt when you watched that, but for me I felt blown away.

And if I had to sum it up in one word, mine would be…
Because it takes real strength to teach children with special needs how to be independent.
Or how to communicate.
Or how to self regulate.
Or how to try new foods.
Or how to sleep alone.
Or who to socialise.
It takes real strength because….that stuff is tough!
You might get sleepless nights. And huge meltdowns. And hours of tears. And violence. And ear piercing screaming. And hurdle after hurdle…
Should you give up? Or power through?
Because only one of the actions above will give you results.
And FYI it’s not the easy one.
Strength, we all need it.
Speak with you soon until then,
Live every moment, Love beyond words and make a difference today
Emma Ottaway
The Ambitious Autism Ambassador