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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Am I allowed to?

Am I allowed to report something really cute that Colin did?

Is it okay? Even though he 's "not like other kids"? Even though he's "on the spectrum"? Can I talk about this one thing without an expert pursing her lips together like she just ate a cat's ass and shaking her head because I must be "in denial" if I think this is something normal? Or without a relative nodding overenthusiastically and clapping like a trained seal in heat, screaming, "ohhhhhhhhhhh, that's greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat"--which only serves to drive home the fact that he or she ALWAYS thinks of Colin as a freak? it okay for me to say this? Just like a regular mom?

Well then I will. Lately, Colin has started tweaking my nose and patting me on the head. I finally figured it out: I do that to him every so often without even really noticing that I do it. So he does it back to me.

There. I did it.

I feel really really normal right now.

I love my son.


Blogger nextcommercial said...

I smiled. Not like I ate a cat's ass... and not over-enthusiastically
I smiled a genuine smile of an amused parent and childcare provider who honestly thinks that is cute!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Weaver said...

You're a horrible person.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Weaver said...

HAHA oh man... I couldn't resist.

3:18 AM  

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