Would/Do you use ever use this?
As moms of special needs kids I think we often fear being judged. At one point in time most of us have had that,"don't judge me, you don't know my life" type of mentality. Well, we are leaving for spring break Friday and we have chosen venues that the entire family could enjoy and partake in. There is a bit of walking involved which is not a problem for our 'Special K' but he sometimes will snatch away. For example, we went to the circus a couple of months ago and I averted my attention for only a moment to put my pullover on and by the time it passed over my face and I put my arms thru he had taken off. He was wondering in the mist of the crowd and even though it was only seconds it was the most terrifying moment ever. That was the first and only time something like that has ever happened but I refuse to let it happen again. We have decided to break his tether backpack out again for this mini vacation so that we can all enjoy ourselves stress free or at least as stress free as vacationing with special needs kids can be. Are we doing the right thing by using his tether? Do you view them as inhumane or as human "leashes"? Should we fear the daunting stares of others or should we just have our, "don't judge me, you don't know my life" mentality and enjoy our weekend?