|Don't forget the SPF buddie :)|
Well, one of your classic helicopter mom's was diligently hovering over her son who was in full upper class SPF. Of course, being super prepared and everything she had brought toys for her future doctor, lawyer, ad executive (insert white collar degree here). So consequently I had the pleasure of R-E-P-E-A-D-T-L-Y returning the toys when J would snatch them up. I personally don't know why people bring toys to a crowded public play area if they don't intend to share them with other children but, I digress. Of course type "A" mommy would flag J down and retrieve said toy. I don't know about you, but I HATE other people reprimanding my children. I am his parent, that is my job. I never step in unless the other children parents are unavailable or unwilling, which I clearly was not. So after several session of her "fetching" and me returning and repeatedly reprimanding J, I got sick of this and blurted it out. "Just so you know, he has Autism". I guess this is where my "don't ask, don't tell" policy bites me in the ass. I don't tell people unless something is going on that makes J's Autism heartily apparent. I'll never forget her response, "I'm so sorry". I bet she had a lesson in Autism awareness that day, unfortunately so did I.
|Lesson's learn via Autism|
|to, well you get the point|