I asked parents this question: You Know You’re an SPD Parent When…
The responses have been overwhelming. I believe we all want to feel like someone gets us. We can’t be the only parent with the crazy kid (who we love of course). Sensory Processing Disorder shows up in so many ways. And yet, many of us are having similar experiences.
Finish this sentence… “You know you’re an SPD parent when ____.”
My daughter licks windows, and when people are shocked, I pretend like nothing unusual is happening behind me. – Dawn. D.
You’ve been having meetings with therapists, counselors, doctors, psychologists, teachers, and principals every week for 8 months and you still find yourself trying to fight for the interventions your daughter needs to be successful. – Kyla C.
You park the car in strategic spots to minimize running away. – Michelle J.
Your son wraps himself in a comforter and rolls across the floor back and forth from one side of the room to the other… and he’s 11. – Eva R.
You have a bizillion conversations about what you can and can’t lick or chew. – Frances D.
You get asked every morning to sit on the far side of the room while you eat your “crunchy” cereal. – Trinny H.
Your child has to touch everything in the room but can’t be touched. – Alison H.
Your child is the only one not crying for candy at check out but reorganizing it all cause its too messy. Ashley H.
Any plant – leaves, flowers, twigs – is edible unless it is a vegetable on a plate. – Joanne B.
Your daughter watches TV by walking back and forth and jumping from one couch to the other like a tight rope walker. – Ian J.
You’ve incorporated a trampoline into your living room decor. – Meredith M.
Just the sound of you typing can make your child say, “What is that?? My ears hurt . . . it sounds like thunder!” – Carin R.
You have put the same shirt, pants, socks, shoes and diaper back on 27 times in 12 hours – Manda L.
Your laundry hamper becomes a place where your child sits to watch TV. – Aly B.
You have four kids and your one SPD kid is the predictor on whether we get a family outing or not. – Jodie C.
Don’t miss out on the other posts!
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part I
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part II
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part III
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part IV
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part V
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part VI
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part VII
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part VIII
You have a 6 ft bean bag, weighted blanket , and pull up bar to hang from in your family room!!
I just read all of these “parts” and was equal parts laughing and crying. I just recently found this site and it’s such a breath of fresh air to read that I’M NOT ALONE!!!
Tabatha — I’m so glad that you found us here. Welcome to the community. You are most certainly not alone!
I’d also like to add: When you want to take your child to the aquarium or museum, but you have to plan it around times of day when there is the least amount of people.