I am surprised and humbled (but sheepishly smiling as well) to have won this month's iwrite-iblog-iwin contest over at The Girl Next Door Grows Up, for this post. I'm surprised, because I thought there were so many good entries -- over 60 of them, I think. There's a list of all the entries right here.
You should know, though, that there are a bunch of us who clean up big kid and adult diapers every day without commenting on it. They are all saints (something I was amused to be called a couple of times, in the comments. Clearly they don't know me in real life!). And they all deserve prizes for doing it in a way that doesn't humiliate their children and for loving their children wholeheartedly throughout and despite any and all unpleasant parental duties (heehee, I said doodies. Sorry, couldn't resist.).
I'm pretty sure, if you look through the list below on the sidebar of Fragile X Blogs and Special Needs Blogs that every single writer there has done it. I think you should start at the top and read each one of them. They may not blog about it specifically but each of them is doing things for their kids that most moms and dads of "typical" kids probably couldn't imagine having to do.
And if you thought this was a personal, honest, and painfully straightforward commentary, wait till these boys hit puberty.... stay tuned and let the good times roll!
The Dentist, part two. 23 years in the making.
2 weeks ago