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Miffed about comment from friends ds5 about dd 7 (ASD related)

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Aeroflotgirl Sun 06-Jul-14 15:25:29

Today I was looking after my friends dd and ds, the slept the night as the mum was in hospital. The ds woke up and immediately said: my mummy told me dd not normal. I was stumped I didn't know what to say, I told him she is a child like you who needs a little more help.

I felt hurt, is that the way she sees dd? Is that how they talk about dd at home?

thornrose Sun 20-Jul-14 10:50:20

Pag I honestly believe that comment was deliberately offensive. It wasn't a misunderstanding.

I almost posted that it was the worst thing anyone had said to me on MN but I thought I'd be accused of being PO or dramatic or something!

Pagwatch Sun 20-Jul-14 11:02:34

I know Thorn.
I was being disingenuous. smile

It was really, really nasty.

PolterGoose Sun 20-Jul-14 11:12:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hazeyjane Sun 20-Jul-14 11:34:31

Christ the 'not normal' thing hits me like a punch to my stomach to be honest, and I know my dd's would be open mouthed if someone described their brother (who they definitely think is awesome, if a little annoying) as 'not normal'

thornrose Sun 20-Jul-14 11:57:07

Oh of course Pag, sorry!

Pagwatch Sun 20-Jul-14 12:58:00

Lord don't apologise Thorn.
I shouldn't be a snarky cow. I should just stick with 'don't be fucking vile'


2old2beamum Sun 20-Jul-14 13:42:12

How can such an innocent post asking for advice get so twisted and nasty?
Having 5 with learning disability I suppose some of you think they are not normal to you maybe but to us parents they are a little different but still lovely.
Well said Pagwatch Hazeyjane etc thanks You are my type of people
Good luck Aeroflotgirl

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sun 20-Jul-14 13:50:54

My DD is totally normal. She just cant speak very well and has difficulties with some things.

Normal she certainly is though.

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