Being a mom of a "less than typical" child in the eyes of the world changes how you look at, well lots of things. For instance, the common fever for Case could and has sent us to the hospital. So, I decided to compose a list of a a few of a special needs mom's least favorite things (from my perspective;)
*Fevers. No, nobody LIKES fevers but for a child with special needs there's so much going on on the inside that a fever could mean a very, serious infection and lots of hospital time.
* The show, "The Baby Story". I used to love that show. Now, it really yanks a nerve. Maybe I'm a little jealous that my birth of my special child was less than typical or I'm annoyed that the stupidest, little complication will send everyone into a frenzy. Either way, it annoys me.
* Watching other children eat at a restaurant. It just hurts my heart a little for my son not to be able to do what most moms (including me with my other children) take for granted. Eating. With out pain or trouble.
* What to expect when you're expecting emails...Gah! I signed up for these before I knew my pregnancy was complicated and for what ever reason (over 2 years later) I'm still getting them. FYI, my toddler should be eating ants on a log, learning to potty train and blow his nose.
* Zipper sleepers. They are so cute and easy to find but allow no room for medical tubes.
* When the doctors office or special clinic mixes things up and the person I normally talk to is "out" so I need to explain EVERYTHING (which takes like 4 days;) about my special boy to a complete stranger.
* Joint hospital rooms (that one is self explanatory)
* My local ER. Yes, I appreciate it but its not my Children's and its less than prepared for my "less than typical" toddler.;)
* My local pharmacy. They annoy me greatly....
Okay, okay. That's more than a few and I'm sure there are a "few" more;) but I thought I'd enlighten you on the things that I think differently about now that I'm a different kind of momma.;)
*Disclaimer: This is just my little rant. I do love being a special momma and wouldn't change my "less than typical" toddler for the WORLD!
|So, I've been told.;)|