It…Um…Loves You Too, Kid

posted by Momo Fali on April 17, 2014

“Mom, can you tell me about the autism arc again?”

“Sure, buddy. Autism is like a rainbow. There are people like you, with PDD-NOS, who are on one side of the rainbow and the more autistic behavior you have, the more you slide across the arc. The kids on the other side of the rainbow have a harder time expressing themselves and their feelings, but they understand things just like you do. In fact, even though some of them can’t talk, they are very, very smart.”

“What type of kids are in the middle of the rainbow?”

“Well, again, they understand things just like you do, but maybe they have more tics; like flapping their hands or spinning around, or maybe they have trouble talking to other people.”

“Mom, I think I’m in the middle of the rainbow.”

“You do? Why?”

“Because of my tics. And I know most people aren’t like me, because I really love your double chin.”


  • Melisa

    He really has a way with words. I love him.

  • Tracey

    HAHAHAHA! I love that kid!

    Also, I love your chin, too.

  • Christina

    Hahaha! He’s adorable. And he clearly loves you – ALL of you. 🙂

  • Liz


  • Joan

    Just as I was about to get all teary, I laughed. I love this child!

  • Missy

    I kid you not, we had this exact conversation in our house last week. Only, instead of double chin, he loves my flabby arms. True story.

  • Monica

    Just like Joan…I was teary, and then I was cracking up!

  • AlisonH

    What a sweetiepie!

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