Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Fragile..........

I feel like i'm a fair person until, as most people, when their emotions get the best of them.....

I dont feel like this was an insult at all but this afternoon I was checking out of a grocery store (I live in a city of close to 2 million for the record) when my 3 1/2 year old son and I approached. I'm not sensitive about him (he has fragile x syndrome/autism). I am a fairly logical person when it comes to this.


He waved "Bye" to her as she was ringing up the purchase. he pointed to his drink. I asked him to tell me what he wanted (in sign language because he cannot speak). He signed to me 'drink' and 'please' She said; "What is wrong with him?" Not in a concerning but a condecending manner. It's hard to react to this except to explain in a calm tone in a short amount of if she cared at all.

I'm a very opinionated person, yet calm so it was difficult for me to use logic instead of emotion in this regaurd.

I just felt as if there wasnt a point. I dont really know how I automatically came to this conclusion but I did.

I did cry when I was putting him in his car seat realizing the shit i'm going to have to deal with for the rest of his life. But when he wiped my tears from my face and waved "bye" to them as he smiled I forgot everything and hugged him.


  1. There's no need to explain, because there ISN'T anything wrong with him. He's perfect because he's HIM (and terribly cute and a good kisser to boot!!!).

    Just because she isn't smart enough to know sign language when she sees it... isn't YOUR problem or Aidan's!

    Next time, just ask her (or whoever) "What's wrong with YOU for being so ignorant???"

    :) Just my two cents, from being out in this stupid world.


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