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#YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf ~ Part 2 November 27, 2011

Filed under: Autism,family,humor,kids,Parenting,thoughts,Uncategorized — Sara @ 9:46 pm

I got such a kick out of doing my You Might Be An Autism Parent If post that I decided to another one because … #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf this hashtag, and all the blog posts it has inspired, has given you more amusement over the past week than you can express…So here’s Part 2 of my #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf list….

  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf Every time the school calls you freak out because you think they’ve lost your child
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf your child has no use for toys
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you dread going out because it’s more of a hassle than staying in
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you go anyways because you know the importance of teaching your child how to behave in public
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf your kids would rather watch documentaries than cartoons
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf before you do anything you have to give a 5 minute warning to help ease into the transition, and you say ‘Good Bye’ to everyone and everything before leaving anywhere
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you worry someone is making a situation uncomfortable for your child but they can’t tell you because they don’t have the words
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve been licked by a child in past few minutes
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you secretly worry about long term care more than you’d ever care to admit
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you know that if you could get them to understand the rules, and follow them, your kids could be UFC champs…Nothing like having your son put you in a Sleeper Hold
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you have convinced yourself that sleep is overrated
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve (or in this case my husband) been given a black eye…not due to a melt down…but given to you by a bored, curious, sleepless child with a really big dog bowl
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you have come to truly understand If you don’t live it, you don’t know it, so don’t judge one for it
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you are a firm believer in the power of melatonin
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you want to tell people who complain their kids to talk too much to just be thankful their kids have words
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you gave up on time out for the kids because they don’t mind sitting by themselves, and instead have resorted to putting the toy in time out
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you taught your kids to brush their teeth by giving them candies for a job well done (I know it seems backwards, but if candy is the reinforcer that works candy is what we use….even if it seems a little counterproductive in the short term)
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you know that any stick, baton, ribbon, bat, necklace, twig, etc. can be a fun stimmy object…which simultaneously and unintentionally doubles as a weapon
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you wonder what people walking by your house must think because you know your kids loudness can be heard all the way to the street
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve considered buying a Diaper Genie…again…because the older they get (the kids not the diapers) the smeller the house gets
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve caught your kids putting your toothbrush in the toilet…not because they were mad at you, but because for some reason it honestly seemed like a good idea
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve walked into a room only to find your child covered head to toe in pancake syrup, chocolate syrup, soap, mud, butter, Jello, lotion, or something similar
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you believe in laughing so you don’t cry
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’ve scrubbed a bottle of syrup out of your child’s mattress…and a bottle of chocolate syrup…and not on the same day that they covered themselves head to toe in it
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf your kids climb better than the monkeys in the zoo
  • #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf despite it all you realize kids are kids no matter what challenges life throws their way

I could make this list go on and on for ages….and I might actually make a Part 3, but until then I hope you’ve enjoyed my list 🙂 What’s on yours?


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