I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m talking about how letting her autistic son read books like CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, and MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE were really setting him up for failure in middle school.
“Really. Besides, I want the people at Hot Topic to think I fit in.”
That took my breath away. All of this assumption that he doesn’t care, that social situations are meaningless to him completely flew out the window.
He cares. He knows he doesn’t fit in. He didn’t say he wanted to fit in. He said he wanted them to think he fits in.