So...my HFA 9 year old hugs me. A LOT. Which is fine, but she hangs off me sometimes like a baggy t-shirt.
My mom makes a sarcastic comment this morning, saying "Well, she's more affectionate than YOU ever were." She tells me how, as a baby, I would push away from affection.
I don't remember this, but as I've mentioned before I think I may be at least a little Aspie. I'm not a hugger.I always feel like no one really wants to hug me either, so outside of my children and occasionally my hubby, I'm not really physically affectionate.
No matter how my mom thinks that SHE is, she's not either. It was like hugging a young, skinny tree growing up. Very little warmth, like she was uncomfortable too.
However, they way she said that comment was like I was the one defective -- you know, at 2 months old, or whatever age I was in her story.
THEN, I go into the bathroom and...well, it smelled terrible. I mentioned it, and she said that my ASD 5 yr old son had diarrhea, and that she had to clean him up. I said, "And you put him on the bus?" (She helps get him on his bus while I help his sister get ready. He had just left.) She said, "Well no one ever told me I shouldn't!"
What the...? She's in her 70s, for Pete's sake! She wouldn't have done that to me...I don't think so, anyway.
So far, no calls from school, so maybe it was just a fluke (which happens a lot). Still...
With "support" like this, is it any wonder that I'm at my wit's end?
~ Vent over. ~