I have a bit of a hang up when people say that Collin or any other autistics are “bossy” or “moody”. I feel it too sometimes but I have to keep coming back to the conditions that make him act that way.
Today I’m gonna pause on the (cute) posts about Collin and lift up the amazing foundation Mychi and I have built together the last 7 years. Happy Anniversary to us, baby!! I couldn’t think of a better partner, co-parent, who makes me a better person everyday. Our love and commitment is what allows us to care for each other, Collin and our community.
Things really hit home that last few days with Charlottesville. I wasn’t really paying attention to the news or Facebook over the weekend until Sunday, really. I was distraught but not surprised. That evening I wanted to take Collin with me to the vigil and i didnt know how he’d react since there were going to be so many candles. We have been practicing blowing out bday candles and just went to a couple bdays the day before so I wanted to give him some advanced notice and explain the difference between a vigil and a birthday.