I used to make fun of people who "advertised" their child's autism. The t-shirts, buttons, hats, etc claiming that their kid is "gifted differently" or has "Awetism". Please. I especially hated the people with little cards in their pocket explaining their kids situation - ready to pull out quick whenever their child showed their rear in public. I mean, get a life. And don't do that to your poor kid.
My opinion has changed 100% - as of today. In fact, I wish I had a purse full of those stupid cards.
One more week until school starts. Rockstar and his lil bro and I take off to the fountains to burn off some energy. Determined to do something normal people do on a school break. I don't usually have to worry about Rock showing out in public. He's always been a pretty easy going kid. Not today.
I lose track of him for maybe one second and hear a scream. There is a little boy about his age lying on the ground. Rock is beside him jumping up and down laughing. Oh sh*.
When he gets really excited, he pushes. Apparently he had shoved this poor unsuspecting kid down and now his mother has scooped him up and is on her way over to me. I already have Rock in the grip of death by the arm about to make him apologize. The kid looks fine, but mom looks pissed. She proceeds to chew me out. I let her. She is still yelling. I am taking it. Why not? I deserve it. Rockstar almost gave the kid a concussion. I start to cry. Traitor tears. I give her the "Big A" spill - one I am sick to death of giving. She says she's sorry she jumped to conclusions and pats my shoulder. I snatch my two hellions up and we head for the car. I think Rock may have learned a few new 4 letter words along the way. As we are leaving a little girl asked her dad "why is that lady crying"? I hear the dad say "She's just had a long day". Ain't that the truth.
I don't know how to fix this.
If I had a purse full of those ridiculous cards, I could pass them out beforehand so everyone could gear their children up in kneepads and helmets and be ready to get "Rocked"...........
The length of our trip lasted a whole 40 minutes. Next time I am taking a bodyguard. And a lawyer. Just in case..........