It’s this type of stuff right here that keeps me from being able to relate to parents of autistic children. The comments all say “I didn’t sign up for this.” Well you know what? You did. I did. The moment you conceived your child, you signed up for whatever that child would grow to be. You think it’s hard for YOU? Imagine how hard it is for THEM. You feel sorry for yourself because you “wake up to screaming every single day”? Feel sorry for the human being who wakes up screaming every day, because they’re crying for a reason. You don’t want to change your child or feed your child beyond toddlerhood? Then WHY did you become a parent? Why would you take the 1 in 68 chance, if you don’t want the chances of having an autistic child? If you resent your child this much, go fuck yourself.
If you treat your autistic relatives like this or treat other autistic people like this you’re an ableist monster, whether you have autism too or not.
When you have a child, you “signed up for” whatever that child ends up being. You don’t get to have some preconceived idea of who you want your child to be then resent your child for not being exactly that.
found @ 28 likes ON 2018-10-05 05:08:46 BY ME.ME