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?
Seriously...is 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.