Throughout April, we are going to bring you some select guest blog posts from Warrior Mom Maureen Bordelon’s “Autism Hat Rack.” Maureen is one of the most positive and giving fellow parents I’ve met on this journey. Her three kids are amazing and inspirational…and I know where they get it! Enjoy Maureen’s first guest blog for us this month, watch for another next week; and in the meanwhile feel free to check out My Autism Hat Rack for posts about other hats (like the “hard hat”) worn by Maureen on her autism journey!
The Good Luck Hat
By Maureen Bordelon
My Hat Rack of autism was officially a permanent piece of furniture in my life when our third child, Jonathan, was diagnosed by our Pediatrician in the Fall of 2001.
I remember having all 3 kids in the doctor’s office and the nurse was going over the checklist of milestones for each child. I was really good at trying to knock out all 3 kid’s well visits in one punch.
So when the nurse asked me, “So Jonathan is 16 months, right?” and I answered, “Yes.”
Then the Nurse, who honestly looked like she was 12, asked me in a disapproving tone, “Why didn’t you come in at his 12 month check up?”