Tick Tick Tick… You would think a place that deals with sensory kids all day would choose to have a quieter clock in their waiting room. “How annoying this must be to everyone”, I think to myself. Oh but wait… there is no one but me sitting in the waiting room for this stupid clock to bother.
Granted this is a very small waiting room, but still I find it strange that I have just watched 4 moms drop off their children for therapy and then leave. They left! There is a reason why they call this place a waiting room people. You are supposed to wait!
Is this the new norm? Maybe I am the strange one. Perhaps they are looking at me and wondering why I am staying. “WOW… her kid must be pretty messed up if she won’t even leave.”, they could be thinking.
At the last place Jay did therapy parents were required to stay. This is how it has always been. And honestly I would look forward to talking to the other special need mothers as we waited for our kids. We got to know one another. We shared stories, advice, heartaches and successes. For an hour and a half I could let my hair down and talk and no one judged me. I guess it was therapy for me too.
TICK TICK TICK…
I cannot image not staying. What if something happened and they needed me to help calm down my boy. Or more likely what if something WONDERFUL happened and Jay just had to tell me right then and there. He would be devastated if he came out to the waiting room and I was not there. I would be too.
And so I sit here alone and write and listen …
Tick Tick Tick!
I am also being featured today on the SPD Bloggers Network. My article is called: Do Animals Have Aspergers? I posted it here awhile back. If you did not get a chance click on the link above and check it out. And while you are there read some of the other great posts too. Some amazing articles there that deal with all sorts of sensory issues.