QUOTE (baby*girl @ 01/04/2012, 08:36 PM)
Just posting to say, totally understand. There are numerous shopping centers I cannot attend with dd as the community there feel very jugemental and I get a lot of stares or people encouraging their children away from her like they are scared of her. Its so saddening.
I live most of my life emotionally detached and in a state of numbness just to keep it together to be honest.
Its not usually so bad because we normally shop in a small country town or if we go shopping she goes in a trolley so she is facing us....god knows what we will do when she is too big for the trolley....I am thinking of getting her an ipod and headphones to see if music helps.....
Today really stressed me out as my family was with me and it felt like (especially with my sister) that they were judging me as well.
At first when they told me they were suspecting ASD for the kids I was thinking no.....but in the last year I have really been seeing what they are talking about!!!
We stay home a lot too because of how hard it is with the meltdowns, judgement AND the mobility issues of both girls. I think shopping will now be done when DD1 is at school and DD2 is at daycare. And things like outings will be done MINUS my sister who drew my attention to the judgementalness more than I already needed...
I am glad I am not alone, which is why I posted on here
at the moment i feel like crying so instead I am eating icecream.