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In my daughters words

So I have talked about my son who has autism, but I haven’t really included my other two Nero-typical children.  My son has two older sisters, ages 11 and 8.  They have been reading the blog and thought it would be important to post how they feel, in their own words.  I think they did a wonderful job expressing how they feel.  So here you go!  🙂
Rosslyn (age 11) –
“It was hard after I heard that my baby brother had autism.  I really thought that my mom was kidding and I started laughing!  But when my mom showed me the papers that the doctor had given her, I was heart broken.  After I knew about autism, I could totally tell!  He would scream and kick, and if we went to a store or something like that, I would see kids his age laughing and talking.  That’s what really pushed it.  I guess you could say I was a little jealous.  Jealous that other people could actually have a full conversation to their child, and we couldn’t even say “Milo!” to get his attention.  I remember when my grandparents came over after we found out, my mom started crying.  It was really sad. 

Over 2 months, my mom has been working with him non-stop.  He is doing so much better!  I’m so proud of him!  Every day he gets better and better!  I love him so much!  I even taught him how to snap! “

 Lillian (age 8) – 

“When my mom first told me that my little brother had autism I was a little sad and embarrassed because when we went out to dinner he would scream.   It’s kind of sad to have your little brother have autism.  Most people feel bad for the person who has autism because they probably have a lot of frustration.   Its kinda hard to deal with autism because he doesn’t know how to talk and let out his feelings yet.  

The way that me and little brother communicate is that I say the word slowly and he understands it sometimes.  I can make him laugh by saying “hi!  Peek a boo”.  And sometimes I jump out at him and chase him but I don’t go full speed at him because I know he’s little.  I like to go outside with him.  I like to run around a tree and fall down on purpose and he starts laughing.   I want him to talk soon so I don’t have say the words slow, because I run out of breath when I do.  I love my little brother even though he has autism because to me it doesn’t matter.  He’s still the same as all of us.”
These girls are amazing with our little guy.  I am so proud of them!