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go ask your mum and dad if you've been tested yet....

(7 Posts)
twinkletoedelephant Wed 27-May-15 08:37:05

6yr old D's came excitedly running over to me and dh and said he has made some new friends in the park on the campsite (we can see the park from the tent) and came out with this....

We have never had this before :-( all the campsites we have been have been really nice :-(

It dosnt help that he is due to have an ASD aasesment in a couple of weeks and me and dh are still 50/50 in denial he has a problem after his brother being DX with severe ADHD.

Yes he flaps a bit and squarks a bit bit he genially thought hr had made some friends sad

2boysnamedR Wed 27-May-15 09:20:42

I don't know what to say, that's so sad

BlackeyedSusan Wed 27-May-15 10:51:27

who asked though?

another parent with similar issues who wants to ask for advice or a busy body?

another kid who is getting tested? just been tested?

PolterGoose Wed 27-May-15 12:04:17

How bizarre confused

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 27-May-15 15:48:36

Tested for what?

Idon't understand 'Tested'?

fairgame Wed 27-May-15 17:28:17

I think it could be a reference to The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon says 'i'm not crazy my mother had me tested'.
Some kids are just mean.

Littlemisssunshine72 Wed 27-May-15 17:46:08

I know how you feel. We've just got back from a campsite and have been there many times. My DS (8) has ASD but is really extrovert and loves making friends. There's a playground in the middle of the site and he was off straightaway trying to join in some games with other children. I was hanging around on the peripheries(as I do) and witnessed them mocking my son as he got water squirted on his sandals (lots of sensory issues) and trying to make him do things. I went over and spoke to them-they were somewhat shellshocked. Then again another group- 1 child said something to him then went back and heard them mimic what DS had said and laugh. Again I went and spoke to them and basically spent the rest of our time policing the playground. Thing is DS was oblivious and truly believed they were his friends.
Luckily we did meet some 'nice' children who were happy to play with DS (and DD).
It does pull at the heart strings and I honestly thought I had grown a thick skin as DS has been diagnosed since the age of 3 but when you witness the mocking and bullying yourself it hurts. I must admit I was glad I was wearing sunglasses as I did start welling up.
The way I see it, I'm so proud of what my son has achieved and if some people/children don't want to accept him because of his differences, then they are the ones missing out on knowing a beautiful, funny, kind boy.

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