Things Not to Say from ‘My New Normal’

January 29, 2008 Kyron 3 Comments

I’ve recently stumbled upon the blog, My New Normal ( written by a mommy with a special flair for bold honesty which I appreciate so very much. While she is the mommy of a beautiful 3 year old daughter and I am a mommy of a beautiful 16 year old daughter both with significantly different disabilities, we are sisters in this sisterhood of special moms. I have never written to her, I have never talked to her. To this woman I am merely a statistic on her stat counter.

I read a post she made the other day and just couldn’t resist sharing it with you all.

She calls it – Things not to say to a special needs parent.
I call it brilliant! Please check it out by clicking here.

Are there things you would add to it? Are there things you have had said to you that should just never be uttered by a human again? Share!!

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  1. Deana says:

    On the plane ride to DC the flight attendant asked me “What’s wrong with him, if you don’t mind me asking?”. Aaaarrrgh! Like fingernails on a chalkboard! I told her his medical disability is that he has a rare metabolic disorder. That was that…but it has bothered me since. I wouldn’t think of going up to someone and asking what was “wrong” with their child. On one hand I have to tell myself, hey, at least they made the effort to ask instead of just staring, but sometimes you wonder if people even think before they talk!

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Kyron says:


    It’s times like that I wish I remembered to turn to them straight faced and answer their question following up immediately afterwards with “And if you don’t mind my asking – What’s wrong with YOU?”

    As for the staring I love asking if a taking a picture wouldn’t be more productive ;) What can I say? I was raised in New Jersey. I have a fairly sarcastic sense of humor ;)


  3. Deana says:

    maybe we should ask if they would like a picture with our children! hahaha!!!

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