Just a friendly reminder from your friends here at http://www.MyPuzzlingPiece.Com that this weekend we will celebrating* a “SuperMoon.”
Yup. It’s baaaaaaaaack.
Sure, laugh at me. Call me a lunatic (which comes from the Latin lunaticus, meaning “of the moon, or moonstruck”). If you asked me 13 years ago if the moon impacted human behavior, I would have probably laughed, too.
There is a reason that, historically, vampires and werewolves are associated with “Big Moon” schedules. We do know that the cycles of the moon do alter the tide. Being that we are all largely made of water, I wonder if the same pull that the oceans experience, we also may experience as well, but on a much smaller scale? And if our autistic children can hear things like the hum of a fluorescent light, or the neighbors’ refrigerator cycling, isn’t it possible that they might feel the pull of the moon, as does the tide?
It’s well documented that the moon cycles deeply impact mental health patients, and certain moon cycles seem to worsen depression, mania, and psychosis. Police departments are busier as crime rates soar during these times, and the statistics for domestic violence, suicides, and homicides also increase. So what’s the deal?
This weekend, people [and NT parents] will set their alarm clocks for ‘zero-it’s-too-freaking-early-to-be-awake——and-since-I-don’t-have-an-autistic-child-that-watches-Thomas-the-Train-until-5:00-am——I-will-wake-up-and-go-stare-at-the-SuperMoon-cuz-I’m-smart-and-cultured-like-that’* (Yup, that’s a time. Don’t judge me.), Let’s make a project, a goal amongst ourselves.. Let’s really focus on our kids this weekend. Just watch and observe: do you think your child is impacted by the SuperMoon? (At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters, right?)
As we go about our weekend, let’s try to be extra mindful this weekend. We will call it Operation SuperMoon. Our goal is to be mindful of our children (are they getting overstimulated?), as well as being mindful of ourselves (am I less patient than usual? Am I growing excessive amounts of hair and growling like a werewolf*?, etc., etc.)
If by Monday, we’ve made it through the weekend without joining Team Jacob,* I think we should count that as a successful weekend. At that point I would like to touch base and see how everyone’s weekend went. Do you think YOUR child is impacted by moon cycles? Let us know!!!
BONUS POINTS for any family that manages to go completely meltdown free FOR all of Saturday and Sunday. Basically, any family that accomplishes this, is TOTALLY the victor here. To the victor belong the spoils!
We’ll be genuinely happy for ya, but, we’ll be good and jealous too.* So, double win! You’ll even get to gloat, because you will deserve it.
Have a safe and fun SuperMoon Weekend!!!! Looking forward to some post SuperMoon gloating success stories!
May the Force be with you.
Sidenote: For your clarity, “*” denotes the use of sarcasm everywhere in this blog.