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|Thu, 06-05-2003 - 1:36am|
Do you guys ever share any of the "symptoms" with your children??
For instance, Bugs just posted about her son not dealing well with "drop ins" or "lots of noise from multiple children, etc". He can't deal with unexpected social situations well, and other aspies probably cannot as well.
While Catie will open the door and deal with lots of people right away, she tends to get high strung and eventually will have a melt down over a little longer period of time. Meantime, I am actually the one who cant handle it.
Reading Bugs post made me open my eyes and think, my gosh, that is ME! With Catie being our only one, i must have a quiet house. I have inlaws who scream at each other from room to room instead of just walking to that room and talking to whoever. And it is annoying and actually sends chills down my spine. After an hour of it, i have to get out of the house. It drives me crazy.
When other kids are here playing with Caitlin, i personally find it hard to cope. i am constantly worrying about what they are touching, or if they are messing up the room i just cleaned. And if they start running, and squealing, and yelling and fighting, back home they go. I just can't stand it.
And i HATE drop ins. I absolutely HATE it when people dont call ahead and just come over. It is like i dont have time to psych myself up for having company. I have to talk myself into going to family get togethers with the inlaws. I HATE going to large get togethers where i dont know anyone, like parties or weddings. I have alot of anxiety with it, and i probably have had this since i was a teen.
DO you guys ever look at your child and say "wow, they must have gotten THAT from me??"
Just wondering. Wondering if my obsessive/compulsiveness could be passed on to my daughter. I was just at a neighbors playing cards, and their 2 year old is extremely loud, squealing and crying and whining at the top of her lungs. The other parents there seemed to be able to tune her out. But i was crawling out of my skin. She was so loud i couldnt hear what people were saying right across the table from me. As soon as the game was over, i grabbed my cup and ran for the door.
Am i weird? Or can you guys relate at all?