You know your a parent to a child with Aspergers when….

16 Dec

Now I know that every child on the spectrum is different and no two children are the same! But I’m guessing there are a good few parents/carers that can relate to one or two of these….

… You know you’re a parent to a child with Aspergers when…

….You’ve watched Thomas the tank engine more times then you’ve watched Eastenders (You love Eastenders!)

You spend more time at your child’s school, then what you ever did your own school!

You know your child’s entire school teaching team on a first name basis and see them more then your own personal friends!

You begin to organise your own day, with the help of visual aids.

You laugh so hard your sides hurt & your eyes water.

Educational Jargon is no longer Jargon, but a second language!!!

You are taken for the ride of your life… A long the 450 bus route!

Who needs a husband, You’ve already got one!

Your idea of an early night is 3am.

The shop assistant thinks you’re the local crazy woman, who strokes and feels up all the clothing in the children’s department.

You can ask your child for their honest opinion… “Does mummy look fat in this dress?” And be given an honest answer! 😦

You find that slowly over time your ten-year old has converted you into an all time classic ‘bus spotter’ I’m stood like a tourist in the coldest of weather trying to gain the prefect shoot of a 194 bus. Just to keep your little man happy!)

Your child beats you hands down on a maths quiz…. Every single time!!!!

Yes, you find it’s them helping you with their homework!

Your addicted to over the counter painkillers, and yet for some reason you still have a headache!

The morning cup of tea is replaced with three shots of espresso, followed by a couple of Redbulls (I’m yet to grow them wings it’s talking about)

Coffee no longer=social chit-chat, but gives you the super mummy powers needed to to go on!


Your smart, but…Your child’s just that little bit smarter!

Your verbally bashed on a daily basis, yet you don’t love them any less.

“Mum’s got eyes in the back of her head” is a metaphor your never, ever going to use again….. Ever!

You find that over time you’ve become a natural at not giving a S**t what people think.

Fighting is no longer something you associate with boxing!

You wish for the ground to swallow you whole, when your child states the health benefits of losing weight to the slightly chubby checkout girl in Tesco.

Your face glows red when a passer-by slips and falls on the snow, and your child stands pointing, laughing and shouting, “Look they fell over… that is so funny mum” (They clearly don’t think so)

Your woken at 3 am because your ten-year old is feeling peckish… Yer right!

Tantrums are a little different from those you read about in the parenting books

Claire’s room station … Is in-fact Claire’s bloody bedroom… Beep- Beep- Beep… OUT!!!!


And lastly……

….. You live and breath your child’s condition, longing for them to be understood,accepted and appreciated for the truly wonderful child that they are….

…. The child you love just the way they are!!

14 Responses to “You know your a parent to a child with Aspergers when….”

  1. jazzygal May 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Love it! And yes, some things do indeed resonate! especially metaphors… and idioms 😉

    xx Jazzy

  2. Casdok May 22, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Stimming with my son is my aerobic workout 🙂

  3. Jamie December 19, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    Lol this is a classic.x

  4. Gianni Mariani December 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    I have a 22yo with Aspergers. Makes me look back and laugh hard. Cheers. BTW – He still puts “spotto” in the middle of sentences while chatting on the road.

  5. Katie December 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Fantastic! I loved it.

  6. Blue Sky December 16, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Yep I have a lot of that here especially the 24 hour need for coffee lol

  7. mumtoj December 16, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    LOL I’ve just started a draft for a post like this……….. I can relate to most of this and maybe even add a few more…….. great post 🙂

  8. Dani Rose December 16, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    that gave me such a chuckle, i relate to 80% if it and no redbull hasn’t given me wings either lol

  9. Dani Rose December 16, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    that really did give me a chuckle, i can relate to most of that

  10. amanda neal December 16, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    lmao – youve nailed it there claire!! except for the bus thing and the thomas the tank thats defo my boy aswell!! x

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