A week ago Sunday night I invited some Twitter friends to play a game. “You might be an autism parent if…” Well, one of my friends (@RaisingASDKids) turned that into the hashtag (subject for conversation) #Youmightbeanautismparentif and the fun was on! I actually got silenced by Twitter because I sent too many tweets and retweeted all the #youmightbeanautismparentif tweets.
It has now been a week, and #youmightbeanautismparentif is still going strong! So, if you missed the action, here are some of the best from the first few hours a week ago.
~ you feel like a stuck record when asking a kid to do a simple as “put your jacket on” (@stitchyheather)
~your children have never had a babysitter, not even a family member will take them overnight (@susanwoolner)
~you think a meltdown is something that happens to a child, not a nuclear reactor. (@AspieKid)
~really big soundproofing headphones are considered stylish attire in your house (@BobbiSheahan)
~you have a swing in your dining room. (@whacamolelife)
~your child exclaims “What kind of idiot gives out pretzels for Halloween” while still standing at the door. (@MyAspieLife)
~your child only eats one color food (@RaisingASDKids)
~Some days you don’t have much to say to “normal” parents. (me)
~your heart literally stops when your spouse says “are we out of _____food item” when trying to pack lunch (@AspieSide)
~every goopy thing in your house has to be locked up. (@kristeengordon)
~following this thread is the most fun you’ve had in awhile! (@JulieCoryell)
Very well said, Julie! A lot of us made new friends. Some wrote blog posts about it! I am amazed at the different ways this hashtag has inspired posts, so make sure you check out the good reading that follows that link tool!
So, what do YOU think? “You might be an autism parent if…”