Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Don't pity me.
"I love your tattoo! What does it mean?"
Thanks! It's for Autism. I have a 10 yr old with Autism, and a 14yr old with Aspergers.
*head tilt* "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that."
Um? They aren't DEAD, they have a neurological disorder. It's fine.
MOST of the time I get the, "Oh wow, that's a handful!" Yes, yes it is.
Okay, I know sometimes it's hard to think of what to say to someone when they 'divulge' something like that, but "I'm sorry" is the last thing I want to hear. Don't pity me.
*I'm not sorry. Sure we have our bad days. Tantrums, hitting, screaming....but what kid doesn't?? Sometimes I'd rather deal with Jacob than with Emily! (pre-teen girls....shudder)
If dealing with Autism means that I deal with this....
...then I don't want to be pitied, I want to be envied.