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YOU MIGHT BE A SINGLE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM IF...

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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 YOU MIGHT BE A SINGLE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM IF...

1. Your dating life becomes non-existent.
2. Your life is in constant chaos and you fall into bed so exhausted every night that you don’t have time to feel lonely.
3. You don’t have time to be sick, although you feel like crap, because there is no one else to step in.
4. You actually take potential boyfriends’ voice and the volum...
e of their voice into consideration during the early pre-dating stages.
5. You have to cancel dates at the last minute either because of child care issues or your child is sick..
6. The person you’re with doesn’t know how to handle having a child around them with autism and mistreats them, so you decide it’s best to be single than unhappy.
7. You find yourself telling the person you’re dating…”if you can’t accept him for who he is then you can’t accept me. He IS a part of me.” And you watch as they ride off into the sunset alone ..and you secretly pray he falls off that high horse of his square on the head.
8. If your idea of a great Friday night is one where your child goes to bed and no one gets yelled at or bruised in anyway…..
9. You go shopping and look like you survived a natural disaster like a tornado or hurricane.
10. When the only dancing you do is on the Wii with your ASD child who beats you every time!
11. When after everyone goes to bed and the house is silent you suddenly realize you are lonely and bored and feel just a little bit trapped in the routine of sitting by yourself night after night…
12. If the highlight of your day is no meltdowns, for the kids or you…
13.You feel like the luckiest woman in the world……because you got a shower that day and wasn’t interrupted 150 times because somebody’s fighting or doing something the other doesn’t like.
14. You’ve given up the idea of dating or having a courtship at all, because you don’t want to have to worry about whether or not your child is getting enough of your time or whether or not your child will even accept someone else.
15.You have cried more than you ever thought was humanly possible, when no one was looking.
16.You have to wait for your child to be asleep in order to take a shower.
17.You can’t recall the last time you shaved your legs or got a haircut.
18.You’ve used your child’s ASD to “filter” potential dates.
19.When you start conversations with a new guy with, “do you have patience,” or “have you ever heard of autism?”
20.You don’t know what it’s like to go out anymore and you look forward to the time your child falls asleep before you crash to have a little quiet time.
21. You’ve truly come to understand the meaning of 24/7.
22.You’re tired always in all ways.
23.You physically look like the grandparent and not the parent.
24.You can’t find anyone good enough to be part of your children’s lives, because they deserve so much.
25.If none of those hotties like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Denzel,..etc… turn you on anymore and even if Ryan Gosling walked through your front door naked you would probably get sick to your stomach because you would rather meet someone who wanted to be a friend first, accepted and understood your child’s autism, and did not mind a messy house. Then you would probably jump on it - the relationship that is, not the man!!!


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by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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Unicorn1110
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:08 AM
2 moms liked this

  Many of them  are a go no matter who you are a parent to.

 

lasombrs
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM
1 mom liked this

many of these count for me and I'm not single (although feel like it sometimes lol)


jthompson1976
by Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:24 AM

my husband and i have been married 10 years. he works days i work evening. it is very much 50 50     we have a daugther with asbergers w hyper trates. she 9. i have son 16 has add. age 16  another son 14 with add  adhd  deprestion.  we stay busy. i can tell you usally how my day goes. lol  get off midnight.  2am daugther usally wakes up hungry . usally get somthing light stank on go lay down she comes in wanting me lay with her causes she so lonly. she finally falls asleep and my self  530 my husband alarm goes off   fall bak asleep 630 my oldest son wakes me up come on mom need hurry gonna ba late  wake up daugther takes for ever for her get out bed  we live by 730 740  we are usally late  boys argure about some thing stupid  drop kids off i usally have some thing to go do then i go home clean house watch little tv take nap then time cook dinner  buy then daugther comes home have to go get 1 son then time for work my husband gets my other cause they all go differnt school  its same thing every day  may be some thing differnt  my husband get breack on sundays  usally goes to brothers or somthing older son at friends other son at church my daugther wants to to go shopping and park she call spend all dads money day and mine and her day which every day mine her day ...  i try keep kids busy as i can

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