You know your the mom of a special kid with special needs when....

by Belleyes

I believe humor is great medicine (its much cheaper to find humor in your day than to take a rest in the Psych Unit). Please do not take offense to these quips, because most are real experiences from my life.

You know your the parent of a special kid when....

... You you have any of the following- slide,rockwall,trampoline, or swing- IN your house.

... You have your own signature stamp (with a changeable date)

... Any of the following people can recognize you by voice--superintendent, principal, police, or anyone at the courthouse.

... You carry a 4 inch binder for each child with all their "important papers".

... You color code your meds so you can quickly pick out the right ones for the right child.

... You've ever sent your own sheets and blankets to a sleepover at grandmas because her's are "too itchy".

... You have seasoning's in your purse in case you stop for lunch with the kids.

... When you accidentally count your TSS and/or MT when indicating family size.

... When your everyday vocabulary includes more acronyms than actual words. (ie: OT,MT,TSS,ADHD,PTSD,ASD,SPD...)

... When you know more about your therapist than your best friend.

... If you have ever been banned and/or kicked out of a public place because of a melt down.

... If you've ever been shopping and had someone try to "educate you" on disciplining your child.

But most importantly.... You love someone so much you would fight like a mother lion to get the appropriate services your child needs and deserves.

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Jan 11, 2020
Made me smile
by: Anonymous

Love this. The first one especially(I have two trampolines next to each other). If I couldn't laugh and learn to enjoy my daughter's uniqueness I would be a mess.

Feb 25, 2012
funny and true!!!
by: Anonymous

Oh so funny and true. You have the right outlook, god bless you and your family!

Feb 19, 2011
by: Brandy Morris

I know how you feel.What I don't understand is...
Why teachers (mostly) won't educate themselves about SPD. I have given websites and book titles to them and they look at me like I have offended them. I finally suggested that they learn more about this ,so they might understand why he is the way he is.How do you help someone when you don't know what they experience? You don't.

Thank you for the humor,I needed it!

Feb 18, 2011
by: Stacey

I agree wholeheartedly with your last statement...I am a mother who will fight till the bitter end to make sure my child receives every bit of help with his issues.

Feb 15, 2011
Thank You!
by: Anonymous

You made me feel like I am not alone!!! I loved every bit of it!

Feb 15, 2011
You know your the mom....
by: Erika Miller

I loved this I also fell the same way!!!!! You hit the nail on the head.Good job.I needed a good giggle at 5:15am.My [free time] if you know what I mean

Thanks again,
God bless
Erika Miller

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