I found this on Twitter last night. I couldn’t resist! Beth and I sat around laughing in that way you do when you realize that you aren’t alone. The things that happen to us apparently happen to others, too. If you haven’t seen the entire feed, do yourself a favor and take a gander. It may offer some insight as to how people really feel. It’s hard to always keep the smiley faces on for the public. I chose not to share the really depressing ones, mostly because I was in a good mood when I saw them, and didn’t feel like wallowing in the pity pool. Anyway, enjoy!
Here are a few examples of #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf :
#YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you’re used to the fact that most nights, the child with ASD is easier to put to bed than his younger, NT sib.
— Dad Enough (@DadEnoughBlog) June 3, 2014
#youmightbeanautismparentif you lipsync all lyrics for songs in car coz you’ve heard them so many times but you’re not allowed to sing aloud
— StephsTwoGirls (@stephc007) June 1, 2014
— Jennifer Borg (@JennyBK74) May 2, 2014
#youmightbeanautismparentif you spent the weekend trying to convince a 7 year old he’s not shrinking.
— Aspergers Mother (@ASPERGERSMOTHER) January 20, 2014
#youmightbeanautismparentif you wanna deem this a national holiday cause your kid made it thru a haircut without a meltdown!!
— betsy dickerson (@ghosttoast99) October 1, 2013
#youmightbeanautismparentif you are grateful when children include your child in a game.
— Lynda Flood (@lyndaflood) September 1, 2013