So I’m going to start this post by referring to the American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. Which used to be one of my favourite shows… until someone pointed out to me that the character Dr Sheldon Cooper was a classic autistic. Which, of course, I had always kind of *known*, but hadn’t really connected the dots between this man, and my son.
And when I did, I didn’t find the show all that funny any more.
Here’s today’s quote. (Again, from the ‘Always Unique, Totally Intelligent, Sometimes Mysterious’ Facebook community):
Do *you* know what to “look” for?
This is so true:
Autism. Where a scream is speech, fighting to get free.
🙂 *wipes away tear*
So this is Monday’s blog post (I know, I know, it’s 10.42 on Tuesday night) and I’ve decided to follow in @fionawb’s footsteps and do a meme for the final week of #blogjune entries. And seeing as this whole month’s worth of entries has been about the journey I’m now on, with my recently diagnosed autistic son, and also seeing as it looks like I’m going to be MAJORLY short on time this week, I’m going to close out this final week with quotes that bring tears to my eyes. The first:
Always Unique, Totally Intelligent, Sometimes Mysterious
… yep, that’s my boy!
(And if you’re interested, there’s a Facebook community with this name, that’s the story of one autistic boy’s family, and their journey…)