b. girl with a boy’s name who was the size of a dwarf. Can I have Coke when I get home?
So, those of y’all that guessed B, well, congrats! You were right.
J informed us about this helper when we were all in the van on the way to church on Thursday night. What a hoot, I tell you, he frequently makes his entire family laugh with his hilarious observations.
Of course, the thing that makes it alright for us to laugh is because with J,as with many other folks with autism, these comments and observations are not ever mean-spirited. This is one of the things that is so great about him. He tells the truth and there is just no desire to do anything other than communicate the information. Never irony. Never unkindness. Never ever sarcasm. Now, the truth isn’t always welcome. For instance, he has been known to tell me, “Mom, you look really tired.” Or, my absolute favorite, when he sympathetically says, “Mom, it looks like you ate too many hot dogs.” Yep. I love that one.
I don’t know what it is like to come from such an honest place, but I’m glad that I occasionally get a glimpse of it because of J.
Happy Day, y’all, and thanks to those who participated in my silly little quiz.
Thanks for reading!