I knew nothing about autism and nothing about being non-verbal. Hell, I knew nothing about having a son.
If there was any chance that we could have the relationship that I envisioned rather than the one I feared, I was going to do everything in my power to make it happen.
Don’t do what I do. I won’t do what you do. We do what’s right for our families.
Sometimes within minutes of posting, I turn around and do the exact opposite thing in my own life. Yeah. Exact opposite. Hi Blog. I’m Hypocrite.
Most people will go their entire lives and never have what he and I have. Most people would never even understand it.
My non-verbal son with autism has always been fiercely anti-mask…although not for a political reason.
Then again, it’s hard being a parent at all. Actually it’s hard just being alive sometimes.
Distance learning wasn’t made for children like my boy and, even when he was on task, he wasn’t actually taking in new information.
This wasn’t a debate or disagreement. This was performance art.
Some of the most beautiful human beings I have ever met have told me horror stories about interactions with some of the vilest individuals out there.