1. Fiona
    August 31, 2015 @ 11:33 am

    Thank you, Carrie. Another beautiful article, which left me teary-eyed and runny-nosed … ?


  2. quyenle2015
    August 31, 2015 @ 12:28 pm

    It is a great feeling to share and stare. We have a lot of staring and it hurt a lot but we do not mind at all.


  3. Jodee
    August 31, 2015 @ 5:04 pm

    Another great blog of course, but I have to tell you I laughed out loud at that last photo of Henry. 🙂


  4. Karen Lesmerises
    August 31, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

    Carrie not sure if you will remember me. I worked with Henri at Rainbowland in the preschool class. Miss Karen. I have since moved north Canterbury and I am now working at Spaulding Youth Center. It is a facility for children with Autism, behavioral problems and neurological issues as well. I enjoy reading your blog and I am hoping to get your books to read soon! You were an influence on me wanting to work with these children! Thank you for your frank and realistic look into an autistic childs world! Karen


  5. Janet Anderson
    August 31, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

    Enjoyed another Monday blog and like JODEE I too had to laugh out loud at Henry’s last picture.


  6. Kimybeee
    August 31, 2015 @ 10:46 pm

    I fall into that category of wanting to know more and to even help. No matter the reason, the woman should not have been rude and confrontational. Your stare was probably seconds long, and if you had five kids with you not killing each other, she could have maybe learned something from you. I would have looked to make sure Derek didn’t run out in front of a car, and if he didn’t stop at his mom yelling his name, I would have yelled it to get his attention to keep him from getting hurt. I wouldn’t have cared what she thought of me, keeping any child safe is a priority. I remind myself when I see parents mad at their children that when mine were that small, I wanted to wring their necks too sometimes.

    I got a tattoo a couple years ago. I know the reason I got mine and the reason it says what it does. I find tattoos much more interesting now that I have one. And people with piercings and neck and face and hand tattoos freak me out. So I tend to look at these things more closely. If you didn’t want people to look at you or your appearance, then why do you look the way you do lol. Blend in. I have never had anybody call me out, I do act normal while checking them out, but it is my thing.

    I pay attention to kids a lot. Little kids like to wave and speak and engage people. If you ignore them, what kind of message are you sending. Saying hello or waving back is a good thing for their little personalities. My husband and I played waves and tap the glass through the booth window at chilis the other evening. The little guy was red headed and had the cutest smile. He waved and we waved back and he laughed and laughed. It brightened our evening.

    So if you want to stare, go ahead. Or if you are on the receiving end of a stare, maybe somebody is admiring you!!

    I think Henry looks like a sad clown, he would scare the crap out of my husband. Big dude is scared of clowns lol


  7. oshrivastava
    September 1, 2015 @ 2:29 am

    Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.


  8. byebyebeer
    September 1, 2015 @ 8:54 am

    Oh my heavens, this is lovely and haunting, right down to your adorable/terrifying little Joker.


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