April 25, 2015

PART TWO!: You Might be a Special Mom If...

This is PART TWO of the special moms version of "...you might be a redneck."  Click here for part one.  

They were written by a group of strong, intelligent, courageous, loving, special needs mamas.  One of their most important qualities is that they have a sense of humor...something that is a requirement for sanity for the special needs parent.

I will say my little disclaimer again:  If you have any comments like, "Well, my kid does that and he isn't autistic." Or, "Well, all kids do that!" resist the urge to be a know-it-all.  This is my number one pet peeve - number one on my mental list of things not to say to an autism mom.  This post is meant to be funny - a small light-hearted glimpse into what our lives are like.

Again, now that I am done yelling at you for something you haven't even done, get into humor mode! :)

If one of your house rules is that your child gets 30 minutes of naked time, and then must put on underwear...
...you might be a special mom

If your child sits upside down at the pews in church and you say nothing because this has become normal behavior in your eyes...
...you might be a special mom

If you get excited when your child talks back to you just because he talked...
...you might be a special mom

If all you can do laugh when you walk into the kitchen and see your child (who knows how to walk), having to craw. around the kitchen due to all of the broken eggs on the floor...
...you might be a special mom

If you go to a restaurant and know everyone's name and age before finishing your meal...
...you might be a special mom

If hearing the word “retard” makes you want to punch someone in their stupid face...
...you might be a special mom

If you choke back tears when they tell you your kid’s appointment with the nurse will be 30 minutes late...
...you might be a special mom

Then, you actually do cry because your superhero of a doctor swoops in unscheduled, with his compassion and understanding, to check your child's ear in the middle of the hallway between exam rooms...
...you might be a special mom

If your kids are sitting on the couch fighting over an iPad and part of you knows that you should intervene, but the other side of you is secretly excited they are interacting with one another...
...you might be a special mom

If your kid has a certain order his toys go in that CANNOT be messed with...
...you might be a special mom

If you come to thanksgiving dinner with a baggie of chicken nuggets and some microwave mac 'n cheese because they won't eat any "holiday food"...
...you might be a special mom

If you know every line in a single scene of a movie because he only plays that one scene over and over and over...
...you might be a special mom


If you know what your kid is thinking by the sheer flinch of a muscle...
...you might be a special mom

If waving bye, high fives, and eye contact are huge victories worth celebrating...
...you might be a special mom

If a simple kiss means the world because that is how your child says, “I love you, Mom..."
...you might be a special mom




3 comments:

  1. This made me cry instead of laugh but a good cry- we are special mom's, because our kids are our world and because of our dedication to them

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