Join Date: Mar 2005
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You can spot AFO's a mile away on someone else's kid...and then notice their parent checking out the ones your child's wearing.
You're on a first name basis with the girl at the eye doctor's who orders the new frames (seriously, would it kill designers to make cute kidproof ones???)
You have a stack of cards in your wallet an inch thick, all of doctors, therapists and specialists for your child.
You say things like "Don't lick the cat" and "Stop eating the hamster's food" and not realize it's not normal until it's pointed out to you.
Your family is considered job security to all the specials in the school district...who you're on a first name basis with.
When shopping for kids clothes, you don't just look at how cute it is, but if it's 100% cotton, have tags, can be pulled on easily, is hard to take off, can fit over AFO's and feeding tubes, matches your child's "accessories" (aka AFO's, glasses, tubes, backpacks, mobility devices)
You see a bigger kid in a stroller and don't think "Man, what lazy parents" but "Gee, wonder which condition that child has...." and then smile nicely at the parent and say "Cool stroller!"