Jack’s valentine to himself:
I had one of those days today. You know, the kind where your kids are a little, let’s call it rambunctious in public, and you feel out of place and like the whole pizza parlor is staring at you and judging. Good times.
It was actually kind of timely that I had one of those days because I posted at Autism Unexpected today about feeling out of place at after-school activities and how schools can make those events more inclusive.
I think that believing that our children are NOT misbehaving is one of the hardest truths to internalize. As I wrote in my column, “It was hard for me to really truly accept that my kids aren’t misbehaved at these events, but rather that they react to crowds and excitement in unexpected ways.”
I should have that tattooed on the back of my hand.