My kids, Emmett and Gavin in particular have ever growing needs. Doctors visits and therapies, just to name a few. Much of the time I’m able to meet those needs and others times I’m not. Typically, I try to take it a week at a time as that’s the best I can do right now. Currently, I have arrived at a place where I just can’t keep up with the demand. Gavin’s recent hospital stays and the van breaking down have disrupted our rather delicate financial balance. At times like these I have to find other ways to make it another week.
The boys have a week filled with therapies and at least one trip to Akron Children’s Hospital. So the agenda for today is to figure out how to make it another week until my next check. Here is what I have decided to do. I have an XBOX 360 with Kinect bundle and about 8 games. Later on today, after Lizze wakes up, I’m going to take it to Gamestop and trade or actually more like sell it to them.
In all honesty, this doesn’t excite me to do this, as I LOVE my XBOX. However, I LOVE my kids more and so I’m glad that I had it to sell. It won’t fetch anywhere close to what it’s actually worth (as Gamestop is a rip off) but it will put gas in the van so we can get the kids to their appointments this week.
I share this because I want people to understand what types of sacrifices come into play when your a special needs family. I know many of you out there have had to make similar sacrifices. To most people, maybe giving up an XBOX doesn’t seem like a huge deal but when it’s really the only luxury you have left, it hurts a little more.
On the plus side, we live to fight another week and that is well worth the cost