Though it was minor, this incident has been nagging at me for the last 24 hours. I can't stop thinking about the little jerks who teased Danny; I have written letters to their mothers in my head, I've gone over the interaction, changing my words so that those kids would miraculously understand, and like, my son. I stopped myself at least a dozen times from posting something about the incident on Facebook; as much as I craved the validation, I knew I should let it go.
But, I can't seem to, because it's not just this one incident.; there have been others, including some involving the same kid. Also, I can't stop thinking about the future; I've been consumed by thoughts about what lies in store for my almost nine-year-old son. Danny's autism makes him very vulnerable. He doesn't always realize when someone is being mean to him.
I worry that he'll be bullied. I worry people will be mean to him; I'm terrified he'll be rejected and heartbroken by his peers.........
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