I had an experience tonight that made me think a lot...
I was in a restaurant tonight with Aidan's father, his friend and her 11 year old daughter. Aidan was very hyper sensitive and I quickly remembered why I didnt take him out in public places due to the reaction of most of the people.
He was swinging the cord on the blinds, jumping up and down flapping his arms in the booth, grabbing the bottle of sauce and making noise with it on the table etc. All I kept focusing on was calming him down. We all understood at the table but no one else did.
These sorts of things make me angry that I have to teach a child who doesnt understand empathy, social behaviors or the repercussions to act like he does as a routine instead of educating the masses of him.
But I digress..
On a happier note an 11 year old understood him more than 99% of the adults in the room. He kissed her of course.
His scribbles to me...
Summer Days at Rockaway Beach, New York, 1950
5 hours ago