This blog comes after a week of difficult nights (and bizarre local politics). Collin has not been sleeping well — like consistently having 4 hour bedtime routines (8 pm – 12 am!) and still waking up (sometimes with nightmares) in the middle of the night. It’s been, what’s the word, exhausting and a test of endurance.
Then, the other night as I was picking him up from pre-school, one of his classmates got hurt. Immediately, he stopped, got really concerned, and wanted to know if she was okay. That’s when a little of this tension melted away. “Breathe… it’s going to be okay,” I thought to myself. It just reminded me of his (super)power of deeply feeling. As an awesome autistic, he has greater sensory at all levels, a power he has yet to fully harness, but a superpower nonetheless. It reminded me….