I paused trying to decide what to say, but the silence gave him the opportunity to provide greater clarity. Looking uncharacteristically in my eyes he said, “I don’t love you.”
While I am able to appreciate some of the warm-fuzzies and grandeur that make up this special season, it is filled with transitions, heightened crowds, and an abundance of purely social opportunities ripe for a few meltdowns – kids and parents alike!
This day, I was distracted by circumstances and hyper-focused on others without giving much thought to myself. This happens as an Autism Mom quite frequently.
Parents, your child’s friendship with an Autistic child might not be as different from other friendships as you might think, but it does get to the heart of friendship much quicker and much deeper than most typical friendships.