Is there anyone else that doesn't identify as a supermom?
A lot of the support groups I visit and people I know in real life that are moms of autistic child talk about how hard they have to fight for their children. They battle the school system, they take on insurance companies. I think of it as the supermom syndrome.
Don't get me wrong, I love my son and I would do anything for him - but I don't "fight" the school system. We go to meetings and have conferences and actually all work together on his IEP. We submit claims to the insurance company for his ABA and pay what they don't cover. I just don't have this "warrior mom" or "momma bear" or whatever mentality that a lot of other moms have.
I like to think that just as my son is still a kid like every other kid, he just also has autism - that I'm also a mom like every other mom out there. I still go to work, pay my bills, have fights and date nights with my husband, take care of my parents. I don't spend my entire life beating the drum over my son's autism.
Maybe I'm just really lucky in that we have great insurance and a great school system, and don't get rude comments from strangers. But I always have a hard time fitting in with support groups since I don't have this "supermom" attitude.
Anyone else out there feel this way?