Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's all in the family...

Often I post about kids, but the truth is I also have sensory challenges. Shoes don't get me started on shoes... Anyhow, the other day the kids and I were driving behind a garbage truck. We started to smell it and we all started to get sick. I literally had to pull over as fast as I could because I thought I was going to throw up. We all jumped out of the car and left the doors open. I watched other cars continue behind the truck with no adverse reaction and thought, "wow, we must be a tad more hypersensitive then the other drivers." (Duh!) Anyhow, after a couple of minutes I did a smell test and decided it was safe to begin driving again. LOL my husband is the only normal one of us all...

3 comments:

Katherine said...

So, does this only show up with the gross stuff, or are there any advantages to being sensory sensitive, like smelling roses that are too lightly scented for someone with a dull nose such as myself to enjoy? =)

FXSmom said...

lmao...that is hilarious. I'm sure it wasn't to you at the time though. I do that with skunks. I think one sprayed within a mile radius of my house. I had my windows rolled down just a smidge last night so I think it got into the fabric of my van. I could smell it all the way to work. I had all the windows down and could still smell it. YUCK!!!

Jen P said...

OMG - I'm like gagging just reading about this and imagining what you might have been smelling!