Monday, May 23, 2011

The Look

Out in public we have all gotten it. You know the look I'm talking about. The look from other people with and without kids who think we should just disapline our child better. The ones that wonder why we don't do more to make them be quiet at the grocery store or give us odd looks when they are running around in thier own special way.

Yesterday Butters got to try a TOP Soccer program and during practice I got to talking to one of the other parents and she said they had thier son in The Little Gym until the looks and comments from other parents got to be too much and they pulled him.

Now I honestly never thought twice about the looks I get at the gym until now. I've always gotten more odd looks from the other kids when I come in and re-direct him to his correct group. I probably have gotten looks and whispers from the other parents, but I can't say I care. Most of them talk to one another quite a bit while I stay to myself with my decaf Starbucks drink and my book. I stay out of his sight as much as possible because if he does see me he wants to show off.

So the question I have for people reading this. Have you ever dealt with other parents acting like you and your child were not welcome at a neruotypical or more of a mainstream event for other kids? How did you handle it?

1 comment:

  1. I'm really enjoying your blog- it rings true in a number of ways. My son is almost four and recently diagnosed. Would you mind if I added your blog as a link on my blog?