I only started using Twitter a couple of months ago because I just never understood the concept or the appeal. Now I love it! I have met so many wonderful people on there! There is also a lot of real time discussion and support. On November 20th Elise who tweets under @RaisingASDkids started a fantastic trend called #youmightbeanautismparentif. Elise also blogs and here is her blog post on starting this trend with @ManyHatsMommyMI.
This has been a huge trend on Twitter and I have “met” some new great people to follow and interact with. We all have similar but different stories. I love my son but sometimes there are challenges and it is good to know that I am not alone. I encourage everyone to go on Twitter and check out the hashtag!
Since I am smart enough (haha) to follow both of these wonderful moms on Twitter I watched the trend start & immediately tweeted something along the lines of @RaisingASDkids this is awesome! And she replied with something like well join in!!
Okay so here are mine:
#youmightbeanautismparentif your child taught themselves to add at age 4 #youmightbeanautismparentifyour child helped their teacher figure out what was wrong with the computer #youmightbeanautismparentifyour child wakes you up at 2AM to tell you how they fixed the computer that you spent hours trying to fix #youmightbeanautismparentif you are on first name basis with the customer service rep at health insurance company -Give me my money please #Youmightbeanautismparentif you find yourself hunting for silly putty for your 14 year old and he is super excited to get it! #Youmightbeanautismparentif you are constantly asking your 14 y.o. “What’s in your mouth?” And it is never food or gum. #youmightbeanautismparentif you have to stand in the aisle for an eternity while your pre-teen smells every single deodorant before buying 1 #youmightbeanautismparentifyour heart literally stops when your spouse says “are we out of ______ food item” when trying to pack lunch @DefytheSpectrum #youmightbeanautismparentifyour kid drowns w/syrup but only at waffle house because he won’t eat waffles anywhere else! (in response to: @DefytheSpectrum #youmightbeanautismparentif he won’t eat the waffle/pancakes until EVERY PIECE has some syrup on it.) #youmightbeanautismparentifyour kid used up all the colored ink printing out all the pokemon characters (was few years ago) #youmightbeanautismparentif you pack a meal for your child when you go to a family dinner (the few times you go)
#youmightbeanaspieif hide in the bathroom at parties to get a break from everyone.
Other blog posts of collections from #youmightbeanautismparentif
If you also have a blog post related please add in comments! Of course any other fun comments are welcome too!
Update: ManyHatsMommyMI posted info on her blog with a Linky so go link up your #youmightbeanautismparentif blog posts there too!
#youmightbeanautismparentif you are debating about going to high school with your kid on monday to make sure the day goes okay #youmightbeanautismparentif just told your 14 yo other kids goofing off while he was talking were just covering their lack of knowledge #youmightbeanautismparentif you started a blog to share your story with your teenage aspie just to help other parents #youmightbeanautismparentif you are willing to do ANYTHING to keep him from being tormented from other kids #youmightbeanautismparentif your teenager just got excited when he heard looney tunes music on TV