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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Place To Just Be Us

On Saturday the local Autism Support group held a family cookout event and we packed up the troops and went over.
Here is what is great about it.
We're not THOSE people. The ones you are staring at because you can't quite figure out what is going on at our table. Why are those big kids in diapers? Why are they drinking from sippee cups?
What is going ON?
Well, we've got two autistic kids yeah two baby. They were buy one get one free in the delivery room. What can I say?

It's such a wonderful organization. There was fishing provided and we even got to touch yucky fish and you know how great THAT was?

And there were horses to ride which surprisingly was a BIG hit.

And it was just NICE. Nice not to be the crazy people in a room. Rather, we're just like everyone else, a bit off. But it was really nice.
It's hard to explain to other people, because when they aren't your kids, you don't really FEEL the eyeballs.

For a few hours on Saturday, we were just like everyone else.

It was awesome.


Frank said...

It's nice to feel like normal parents sometimes.

Heather K said...

Looks fun! I'm glad you had fun. Kids looked like that had fun in the pic and kids seem to like touching gross fish *shudder*