This is part 4 in the “Autism Rules” series highlighting some common aspects of parenting. The term “rule” is used very loosely but hopefully you relate to a few of them!
In case you missed them the other posts in the series!Autism Rules Part 1
36. You have more patience for your child and less for everyone else. Either that or I’m getting considerably more snarly as I get older.
37. Your child’s next special interest will be a subject that is no longer sold in stores. you are probably a preferred customer on eBay and Amazon.
38. If your child eats chicken nuggets, you will also be eating a lot of chicken nuggets.
39. Nothing can cause a meltdown faster than losing the wifi signal.
40. There is nothing quite like the feeling of meeting other parents who just “get it”. In my world, conversations turn quickly to medication and poop.
41. You have a developed an appreciation for the lines and arrangements in your life. Whether it’s cars, donuts, plushies etc!
42. Finding humor in difficult situations is an important coping mechanism. Seriously, I couldn’t make up some of the stuff that has happened in my house!
43. Anytime you tell yourself that you hope the school doesn’t call is usually when the school calls. Jinx!
44. You know that substituting a preferred food item with a non-preferred might not have a favorable outcome. In this case, Dean got cake when he wanted pie.
45. You have an infinite amount of patience for your children, but little left for anyone else. This topic has been heavy on my mind recently since it’s on here twice!
Which rules am I missing?
3 thoughts on “Autism Rules Part 4”
Just found your Facebook page/website. You are seriously brilliant. Since my aspie boy has turned 12 and gone to secondary school I have developed five things. One -A warmer, fuller heart than I’ve ever known before. Two-a keen sense of humour. Humour everywhere I look. Three-Tears that come and go ( rain and shine) as quick as a flash. Four-A love and deep respect for all autism parents. Five-An understanding of how we shape, develop and change our children but how they also shape, develop and change us. Thank you for sharing you amazingly funny insights into this amazing world our ours – Shivaun Wood
Thank you so much! I needed to hear that today! 😀