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 ____.”
Your child’s more excited to go to therapy than play. – Nicole C.
You start diagnosing your friends’ kids because you’ve read so much on the subject trying to help your own. – Jessica C.
You have a potty chair in your trunk, ear phones in your purse, and hand sanitizer in your purse for those impossible public restroom moments. – Nicole A.
You lay awake at night for hours imagining what witty comment you should have said to the judgmental lady at the store. – Beth P.
You have to say “Dont lick your friends.” – Meli S.
Your son has a rediculas high pain tolerance, so when he falls everyone else jumps but you say “he’s fine.” – Chelsi D.
You have to wait until your child is asleep,then very gently and quietly remove their shoes and sweater only to very quietly and gently put it back on before they wake up. – Crystal N.
All your furniture is shoved against the walls because of all the running and “crashing” going on in your house. – Stephanie S.
When you have three spd kiddos and between the three you might have one outfit. – Michelle D.
A 30-minute meltdown before a shower is normal. – Keri T.
Your daughter licks cookies instead of eating them. – Melissa M.
Every place you go an employee tells your child “Honey, get down or you’ll get hurt” and all you can do is smile because if they only knew what he did at home. – Lisa F.
When you go to buy clothes and the first thing you look at is the tag to see if you can cut them all the way out. – Christine T.
You pick your child up from school and she is happily spinning in circles all alone and the aftercare counselors don’t think twice about it because “that’s just Eva.” – Sherrice K.
Your son lays down on the floor so you can pile couch pillows on him. – Noemi A.
You check to make sure every item you purchase for your daughter is non-toxic, bacteria resistant, and free of lead, latex, PVC, cadmium, BPA and phthalates, because you know it will end up in her mouth. – Jennifer M.
One pair of shoes gets worn until they literally fall apart. – Desiree H.
Your three year old constantly wears 18-month pajamas because “they feel soft and tight.” Donielle M.
Your four year old makes a weighted blanket for her baby doll. – Emily B.
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 Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part IX