"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."

"It is with the utmost affection for my own children and autistic children everywhere that I share these stories."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

On the Spectrum #35 - Feelin' Sad

When I first posted this, a lot of people didn't get it. I guess the only thing I can really say is that, to me, Michael's feeling sad (whether becasue he felt bad about mistreating Jacob, because he made his mother sad, or just that his mother got angry with him) was his way of expressing remorse. So knowing he felt that way, I want to let DW know that she didn't have to worry. This was just the kind of thing that happens when you have two boys that are close in age. They fight. (And I'm guessing that neurotypical brothers or brothers and sisters probably don't really feel that bad about fighting, or even about getting in trouble over it! So everything's OK.


1 comment:

W. Huber said...

Wow, I totally get you here! It's an amazingly important thing when any kid, especially a boy is able to articulate even a simple emotion, or to attach a simple word to a complicated one, and so much more so when they're on the spectrum...