Lately, we have been trying to get Kate out more. She has every right to be out enjoying what our city has to offer. And Grace deserves to be out with her family doing normal family things. So, we went to lunch this weekend. We always choose a booth. Autism parents: can I get an Amen? If you have a child with autism or any toddler you'll know why a booth is a must. We are taking the win on this one because she was very well behaved, despite having her feet on the table. There was a point when she was stimming pretty strongly and running her hands up and down the blinds over and over. Alex looked at her and said: "Why don't you just wear a sign, Kate." I laughed so hard I spit out my drink. You have to understand it was said in total love. In fact, we do have t-shirts and we obviously don't mind the world knowing that Kate has autism but today she was really acting out the stereotype. It kind of makes us laugh because we try in some ways to dispel some of the myths of autism, like, that all children with autism are the same and then Kate behaves like a case study from an old text book. What are you going to do, but laugh? The photos below explain another reason we are calling today a win. The blissfully quiet, long drive home.
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)