• pacarroll99

I see all you amazing Dads

Updated: Oct 4

I see all you amazing Dads and all the amazing things you do………...


I see you when you play the same video game with your son over and over and over and over


I see you hunched over countless times tying and retying and tying your daughter’s shoelaces


I see you when you toilet train your son for weeks, for months, for years


I see you when you cut every tag out of every article of clothing your child has ever owned


I see you when your daughter has a meltdown in a public place……...and I see all the judgmental

faces of bystanders silently staring at you


I see you when you make a frenzied trip to the grocery store because you have to buy the kind of yogurt that has a pull-tab on it, not the kind that has a normal lid, because your son won’t eat that kind of yogurt


I see you when you ruthlessly survey any public place for any sensory stimuli that could trigger and set off your son


I hear you when you say that you haven’t had a full night’s sleep in weeks, months, years


I hear you when you skip fishing trips, golf, fantasy football drafts on the weekends, because of your dedication to your child


I hear you when your wife/partner vents to you, and you have no one to vent to


I feel you when people offer you unsolicited advice, and you politely smile and nod, and don’t have the energy to reply, “that’s not how it works….”


I feel you when you work your hardest at your job, and work even harder at home


I celebrate with you when your child hits a milestone you never thought possible - speaking, dressing, using the bathroom, going to school….you and your child deserve a gold medal


I see you, I hear you, I feel you, I celebrate you……...and I am here for you…...autismdadvocate.org



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