The response to our fill in the blank was overwhelming. There were more than 250 comments in just the first month! I whittled them down to the top 15, but trust me, it wasn’t easy!
This post was originally published in March 2013.
Finish this sentence…
“You know you’re an SPD parent when ____.”
- You run everywhere instead of walking. – Megan W.
- You can spot another child with SPD in a crowd. – Jeannine O.T.
- You automatically put your hands over your child’s ears when the train is coming. – Nanda G.
- Another parent says so-and-so is ‘always mentioning’ your child, and you think, oh, gosh, why?! – Charlotte E.
- ‘Vestibular’ and ‘proprioceptive’ are words you use daily. – Amy L.S.
- You are not sure what size your kid wears because you have cut the tags out of all their clothes. – Jeannine O.T.
- My daughter licks windows, and while people are shocked, I pretend like nothing unusual is happening behind me. – Dawn D.
- When you lay awake at night for hours imagining what witty comment you should have said to the judgmental lady at the store. – Beth P.
- When you start diagnosing your friends’ kids because you’ve read so much on the subject trying to help your own. – Jessica K.C.
- You’ve grown oblivious to the looks and comments about your child wearing sunglasses in stores. – Amy L.S.
- When you have five pairs of the exact same pants because they’re the only ones that feel “right.” – Brenna W.
- “Mommy can you brush me”? Takes on a whole new meaning. – Megan W.
- Your child wants you to hold them but doesn’t want you to touch them at the same time. – Martrisse H.
- Your kids won’t go in the water but will happily lick the pool fence for hours. – Suzie R.
- You see someone else’s kid throwing a tantrum and smile because it’s not yours. – Angie C.J.
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