last year, first day of kindergarten
(my daughter was mainstreamed into a regular class)
a mom, who i did not know, asked me if my daughter ever used baby talk
(hahahaha x 100)= now i laugh
i had no answer, i was silent with a dumb look on my face
i was trying to place myself into a "regular" mom situation
my child has autism, and at that time, i was still counting words (five words were a GREAT sentence)
baby talk would have beenwoderful, it is speech and communication.
other mom (not the same experience as me) she was complaining about how her daughter sometimes talks like a little girl.... i fumbledthrough my answer of "baby talk is talk, so yes, she does...bye the way, my daughter has autism and does not speak much and her communication is limited"
woman felt small (but she did not know, so i tried to comfort her uncomfortable reaction)
funny, i just talked to her about that moment a week ago
still see her every day, she invited my daughter t her daughter's birthday party. I let her know what things might trigger my daughter (and the music did) she handled it like a pro.
i guess (my ) moral of the story is to not jump to conclusions, someone might be in a very different situation.
other person had zero idea who i was, or the struggles 'we' (daughter and I ) have to deal with
but when it is written out for you in black and white- be silent before giving your "opinions"
Answer by m-avi at 8:56 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:37 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Your DD has come so far, Paxy. And, while I don't have those struggles with my girls, we all have our own issues. For instance, I'm occasionally annoyed by some of the "my DH doesn't help out enough" questions. Since as a single mom, I do everything & have no one to fall back on. I have no family at all around me.
Answer by 3libras at 8:37 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:03 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:21 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by frogdawg at 9:52 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by frogdawg at 9:56 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
I have learned over the years to be grateful for what we have. While my oldest does have disabilities, I realize those disabilities could be much worse. He can help take care of himself & even holds a job. His best friend has autism, but from what I've learned about autism, he is lucky too, to be very high functioning. I've learned how frustrating ADHD is & that not everyone outgrows it. I've learned that having a "mini me" may come back to bite you! lol :p I've learned how lucky I am to have a husb. I can trust & who I can count on. And I've learned how important it is to have a job you enjoy doing. It makes getting up so much easier! :) Thanks for this post & reminding us what is truly important in life & how to look at life differently- to count our blessings. Celebrate the small victories. :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:09 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by m-avi at 8:41 PM on Dec. 23, 2012
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 2:25 AM on Dec. 24, 2012