You never realize how much of your life isn’t kid friendly until you find yourself tasked with being friendly to kids.
The scariest part was never about what he would or wouldn’t do.
One day, maybe he’ll be able to tell me, “Yo. Put me down.”
Forever. No thought. Not even a question. All real parents would say the same.
The best part of Ball-O is the story of how we got him…
I pictured Ashton Kutcher running into her room and yelling, “We got you, Daddy! Ha! Your friend, God, set you up!”
My non-verbal son’s skill set stretches far beyond what any one person sees. It’s my job, as his advocate, to accept that.
My non-verbal boy can sling snark with the best of them. He just expresses it in more creative ways.
I thought to myself, “Well, that was different. I guess that’s who I am now.”
“Hop up on the scale for me buddy.” That’s when the gates of hell open.