that WOW me
enough to stop me right in my tracks.
Sometimes he'll say things and I think: he really is in tune to the world around him. Maybe more than I or anyone else give him credit for.
Sometimes The Boy will say things as if to reassure me.
Sometimes The Boy will say things to make me cry. From sheer happiness.
Today was one of those days. But first he made my heart stop.
I was in the bedroom, reading through emails. And I hear him opening our front door. I run out down our narrow hall and catch him just as his little hand is turning the handle.
"What do you think you're doing Little Kid?"
"I'm going out to look." He turns and looks at me. So innocently, as if it were perfectly naturally for him to open up the door and walk outside in the hallway barefoot (eewww).
"What are you looking for?"
"I'm going to look for some friends."
What could I say? I locked the door (all 3 locks) again. Knelt down, hugged him and said, "Tomorrow you will make new friends."
Tomorrow he starts Kindergarten. And yes - I am still freaking out.
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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.