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#16 hev

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:37 PM

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A new carpet cleaner is part of your annual budget

You automatically check the guinea pigs cage to check to see what has been posted! :blink:

If you don't get to the post first it gets posted back through the letterbox

House keys have to be kept in your pocket at all times - no hook is high enough!

Neighbours are used to "lights go on........ lights go off" from the house

All the parents and children from a 400 child mainstream school know their fellow pupil (your child) by name!

Family outings mean trainers not heels! Never know when you will need to run fast!

Fire doors that say "push to open" are seen as an instruction

Stain removers are top of your tesco favourites list and all clothes have to be washed at least twice

Teeth marks in everything!

You don't bat an eyelid when your child walks up the bannister! Hey he does worse!

The bathroom doors have locks on the outside!

but I never have to worry about remembering my car registration he knows everyones! :D
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

haha yes almost forgot ..... there are no bulbs in the bedroom to prevent the lights being swtched on and off all night

And yes......the bathrooms are locked from the outside too!
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:04 PM

Fire doors that say "push to open" are seen as an instruction

And "Break Glass" on fire alarm switches...
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:08 PM

You know when you have autism in your family because everyone is always sad and angry
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:19 PM

... half an hour in the shower is quick.


:lol: Your lucky!!

.... When you have to shower in less than 5 mins otherwise it results in a child knocked out cold from jumping off something

... When toys are not played with but lined up
... Childrens bedroom is spotlessly clean with everything in lines and folded perfectly
... When you have every plastic plate, bowel and cup that Boots have sold for the past 4 years, in hope your child might eat off it
... When you are struggling to find places to house the bulk order of nappies that has just been delivered
... When you have your childs diet nurse on speed dial and know her personal mobile number
... When your husband has been home a hour and you realise they only words you have said to each other are how many times J has eaten / been sick and if J has managed to do a poo or not!!
... When you invite adult friends round to play snooker / football with J and watch them trying to beat a 4 year old!!!!!

WHEN YOU ARE OUT

... When J says 'kiss mummy' and you realise he wants you to kiss the urinal you have got your head stuck in while trying to get him to do a wee in a boys toilet!!! :blink:
... And as Mo says, when you are swimming and watching other peoples faces while you son floats face down for ages or the look of horror on peoples faces when you let your 4 year old dive off the boards!!

Happy days :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:42 PM

Changing a box that toys are kept in causes the world to fall apart...

No unannounced stops in a journey must ever be made!...

you know the names of far too many creature than is healthy....

sellotape and glue are your 2 best friends!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:27 PM

When you fear that the manufacturer of your child's current main food will discontinue/alter their product.

When you give up putting things away as you know they will only follow you and tip it all out again.

When you don't run after your child as you know they are more likely to run into a road if you do.

When telling your child he's a barnpot results in him quoting this to his Dad as a response "You are a sad strange little man" and you know exactly which film this piece has been recited from as you have been subjected it to for weeks on end.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:23 AM

When your naked child runs around the house with your bra on his head shouting 'I have boobies' :whistle

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:18 PM

when toys aren't played with just lined up

when you become like your child as when a song comes on the radio the first thought is to question how many minutes and seconds it lasts

you know that life wouldn't be worth living if the supply of tomato ketchup ran out

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:23 PM

when the grass cuttings end up on the living room floor.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:28 PM

When you practise at night with the nintendo DS in case he needs your help (to avoid ds biting the nintendo or throwing it or whacking his head with it...)!

When the last thing at night you can think of is : Do we have cucumber to give Leo when he goes in the taxi?

When you have to put red dye in calpol 6+ because calpol is PINK and nothing else...

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:56 PM

Anyone know a cartoonist?

The ideas on this thread would make a fab calendar...

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:19 PM

... the splashes from the shower cubicle blow the downstairs light circuit and everybody just sighs.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:33 PM

Your child gets put in the internal exclusion unit at school for "pro-active breaking of wind" :rolleyes: :lol:

In Your child's photograph in the school yearbook he is scratching himself :rolleyes: :ninja:

The cat only goes near your son at night... when he's asleep :blink: :huh:

His english teacher asks the class to write about their "most embarrassing moments" and you have to explain to the teacher that, while he has created his share of them, he's oblivious to it and needs an alternate assignment :lol:

it takes more towels to dry the floor after the shower than it does to dry his body :blink:

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:12 PM

You know there is autismin the family when...

When you fall into bed at midnight and you roll over to find you are lying on a large castle made from salt ????
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