Monday, April 5, 2010

Fitting in

I worry so much about my son fitting in. I know all parents do but Autism adds a whole new barrier to a child fitting in with friends.

It hit me today just how much my son is loved in his classroom. He has really taken a liking to a little girl named Natalie. It's funny how her mom asked me one day if Joey was Italian. They are Italian and Natalie's dad told her to stick with Joey. I think she is taking his advice:) My son looks for her when we arrive at school and then insists on play time with her after school. I LOVE this!!!

Also, today, Matthew's mom told me a funny story. Matthew came in with the same super cute Lego Batman shirt that Joey's Neema bought him a few weeks ago. Matthew's mom told me that he was so excited when his Grandma got him the same shirt and said on the day he wore it, "I hope Joey is at school so he can see I got the same shirt as him." Joey is important to his friends. I love that!

I don't know what the future holds but I hope that his friends stay with him through school and grow up accepting each other. This way, they might always have each other's backs when they get older.

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