I asked parents this question: You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… and now we’re on to Part V of the responses!
Finish this sentence… “You know you’re an SPD parent when ____.”
When you are not sure what size your kid wears because you have cut the tags out of all their clothes. – Jeannine T.
Your child begs for more back rubs from a rolling pin. – Megan W.
Your daughter wants you to lay on her, full weight and everything. – Staci B.
You have no idea what “socially acceptable” means anymore. – Megan W.
When your OT says at therapy “aawwww, she’s playing really well” when in reality the child has just finished destroying every toy and activity station in a 5 mile radius because she hates play. – Michelle A.
You avoid anything that might throw your child off schedule/routine including holidays! – Lori L.
When you buy enough bananas to feed an army of monkeys and when asked if you are going to be making a lot of desserts you simply reply, “Nope. I know my son will eat these.” – Brenda J.
You only wear comfortable shoes in busy places because you’ve got a “runner.” – Jennifer H.
You push a swing until your arms hurt. – Erika M.
A half a dozen head butts and chin grinds are thrown in with a cuddle. – Courtney B.
You check your purse to make sure you have the brush, chewy tube and crunchy snacks if you go anywhere longer than two hours. – Kayse D.
You wash the same clothes every single night. Heidi H.
You’re happy when child steps on sand with his bare feet and doesn’t throw up. – Laurel N.
Your entire baggage weight allowance is taken up by a weighted blanket. – Courtney B.
When diaper change involves tears and bruises. – Erika M.
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