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Okay, this is like the "Must be nice..." thread part 2.<br><br>
Do you see other children through SN-colored glasses? Have your kids colored your views of what's normal?<br><br>
Whenever I see a child acting normally I think, what is wrong with that kid? Why is he just sitting there, sucking on a pacifier? Why isn't he hanging off of his mom like a monkey or repeating himself over and over and over.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I sometimes look at my DD and think that.
 

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Kind of the opposite, but one of our best IRL friends have a non-verbal 4yo not very "high functioning" autistic boy. When we first met them he was doing something and DW asked "Oh have you had him evaluated for sensory issues?" Our friend looked at her and said... "Um, yeah, he's autistic." (which should have been fairly obvious) We hadn't even really noticed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It's funny how "normal" kids seem different, and different kids seem "normal" to us.
 

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I have an issue with this actually. My son is ADHD. As a result I tend to just automatically assume that all kids are bouncing off the walls, and am always in awe of my daughter when she can sit still for 20 minutes. (sometimes she will watch Dora or play with a puzzle or whatever and actually sit there for the WHOLE SHOW!)<br><br>
My son, at 12, cannot sit still at home for 5 minutes still unless he's reading a book or playing a video game. Every time I see a kid bouncing off the ceiling I think its normal. When my daughter starts to act out in public (because she's 2 yrs old and tired or whatever) I just keep on talking/shopping/whatever because its normal for me, and everyone around me just freaks out. Its not that I dont pay attention to her, but I know her so well that I know what is the best course of action and usually stopping what I'm doing if I can finish and get out just isn't it.<br><br>
Yesterday at an IEP meeting at my son's school, DD1 started to cry and I just kept on talking and they looked at me like I had 3 heads, lol. I knew that it was only going to get worse until I got out of there so I was trying to rush through it (they made me wait for an HOUR after our appt time!).
 

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Until I read this thread, I didn't even realize I was doing this with DD #3 - my eldest has NLD, my middle daughter is a poster child for ADHD, and I just realized I have been watching my little one, waiting to see what her superpower will be..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
She will be so left out if she is <i>just</i> NT!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just realized I have been watching my little one, waiting to see what her superpower will be..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
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haha! when we first adopted marvel we would joke that it was gonna be so hard on her in our family if she was normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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sometimes, i get shocked when i see someone younger than ds talk, and it takes a second for me to realise normal kids do that.<br><br>
mostly i just look at other kids, and babies and feel sad, because they are doing things ds still cant. Like watching a 1yr old gobbling down all the food they want, and im trying to convince ds just to try a fry.
 

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Yeah. I'm always in awe of that. I actually saw a 2yo speaking in COMPLETE sentences and I was floored. Mine didn't even say Mama until he was 2yo.
 

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I do a double take when I see a baby who has no feeding tube. It's become normal for me. So if I see a bare belly in a pic, I look twice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I hear about 5 months old going "mama" and my brain does a total double take. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am getting used to it, but just having ds has been shocking to me....<br><br>
I can put him down.<br>
He plays happily with toys.<br>
He smiles at people.<br>
He GOES to people!!!!<br>
He appears to enjoy his extended family!!!<br>
He happily wanders away from me!?!?!!!!<br><br>
Seriously, my dd is almost 7 and still doesn't do some of these things.<br><br>
He is such a happy, easy baby....I honestly did not know babies could be like this, lol.<br><br>
Oh, and then there are his eyes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">. Dd has strabismus, and at 11 mo I am still surprised that ds's eyes are always looking in the same direction. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">
 

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My cousin's wife was over here yesterday and it totally shocked me to hear her 1 yo say "Mama". And not just babbling, but really addressing her. It was absolutely amazing.<br><br>
I felt like yelling, "Your kid can talk. So what? My 9 mo DD can beat him up." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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