You know you're a Warrior Mom/Dad When...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DS3, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. DS3

    DS3 New Member

    Just thought I would see what we can come up with for "You know you're a Warrior Mom/Dad when..."

    My contribution thus far...

    Time management usually means being able to juggle multiple appointments and you can do it without stressing!
  2. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    When you spend hours reading books and researching the internet so that you are fully informed before meetings with medical or school reps. DDD
  3. DS3

    DS3 New Member

    To add to this;

    When you feel like you have a degree in whatever ailment your child has because you have researched it for hours/days/weeks and follow up on any 'break through' technologies available.
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    When you aren't legally required to, but still sit in on probation meetings, court, and IEP meetings, and push for what the children need.
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    You see other parents and their perfect kids at sports activities and recitals, and still drive home to the battlefield rather than cash out your assets, erase your identity, and hop a plane to the Caribbean.
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    You know you're a warrior parent when:

    If the giant thud isn't followed by a blood-curdling scream you don't even look up from your book.
    Your child's first words are "No, Stop That!" because she's heard them so often.
    You can restrain a 2-yr-old boy by gripping the back of his shirt with your toes, because your hands are busy pulling his twin sister down from the counter she's climbed.
    You can sit in the courtroom while your son's charges are being processed, and pick the other Aspies out of the crowd of teens waiting their turn.
    You buy dog chew toys for your teething 2 year old because he has Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and will bite teething rings in half.
    You realize that taking a family vacation isn't worth it because you have all the work but none of the infrastructure available to deal with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) children.
  7. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    ...Or when, if the blood-curdling scream isn't followed by a giant thud, you don't even look up...
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    You know you're a warrier parent when...

    - you get the jokes on this site.
    - you are encouraged when your difficult child gets into less trouble than usual.
    - you have trouble keeping a job - because its either that, or have trouble keeping your kids.
  9. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    You have to educate the supposed professionals about what's wrong with your kid.
  10. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    You realize that, if you ever had another kid and they turned out to be a easy child, you would have no clue what to do with them.
  11. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Your kid uses a knife on you 3 times to intimidate, rob, or otherwise 'bully' you, you sit in court and listen to them blame you for it so often you lose your job, life savings, and home; and you still love your kid and want what's best for him because you know that a lot of this wouldn't have happened if they had people who were really qualified to deal with difficult children in the system instead of just hiring the newest, least expensive people and they did that because MH issues and juvie issues aren't important enough to voters to result in politicians approving funding in these areas.
  12. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    You know more than the experts.

    You have to educate the educators who will be dealing with your child day in and day out.

    Screaming kids in department stores don't bother you anymore.

    Seeing a parent who gives their kid a swift smack on the ass doesn't appall you anymore.

    When your kid says, "Mom, guess what happened today..." your heart no longer enters your throat.

    You can chuckle about the fact that your kid has had 18 jobs by the time she's 22.

  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    You son runs a knife through his hand while cleaning out from under his bed, goes into the bathroom to run cold water on this profusely bleeding wound......which gets blood all over the bathroom, you walk in and calmly ask him what happened, wrap the hand and take him to the ER without batting an eye. While waiting on doctor to stitch him up you calmly explain this is why knives have sheathes where you should keep them when not in use. lol
  14. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    When you are able to medically diagnosis and xr medicine more accurately than the Dr. for not just your own difficult child, but others as well.

    When you know when they are going to be triggered before they do, and you put together an alternative action plan in 1.5 seconds.

    When you stop trying to help them see "the truth" or their "reality" - and just absent mindly listen and nod.

    When the dealer won''t even give you a dollar for your used car because the interior is torn to shreds from one too many tantrums.

    When you tell your 17 year old that they will never, ever live with you again - and feel relief.

    Gosh, I could go on and on.
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member live with the broken countertop in the kitchen, the holes in the walls, and the smashed-in side of the truck, and don't bat an eye. can pick out the kids who are on medications (or should be) from any given classroom you enter. wonder "who did what?" when the police car rolls s l o w l y past your house. catch your breath when the school's number pops up on Caller ID.
  16. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    When you understand, without reservation or judgement, why animals eat their young.
  17. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Oh more.......

    Your dogs hide under the bed when difficult child says the F word
  18. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Ditto, KTMom. When you "sense" that a police car may be cruising your neightborhood and you repeat the Serenity Prayer. DDD
  19. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    When you hear distant sirens, realize difficult child isn't in the house, and wonder...
  20. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    When you can't get a babysitter. Not because of the younger kids, but because of the older kid.