Day 8- Something You Hate
Last month’s “30 Days About Me” included a list of pet peeves. Personally, I don’t like the term “hate”. There are things and situations (ok, perhaps a person or two) that aggravate and frustrate me, but at the end of the day, I love my kids more than I can hate anything or anyone. Hatred takes up too much space in my measly brain, and energy which I don’t have in excess.
The one situation I can recall hating was when a professional who claimed to be an “expert” in Special Needs asked me if my son would ever “grow out of Autism“. From that moment onwards, I dreaded every interaction with this professional because I knew that they were out to prove how much they knew, rather than helping my son. Please understand that if someone who isn’t in the field (ie: the “layperson”) were to ask me the same question, I wouldn’t even bat an eyelash about it, and I would explain that more than likely, my son will learn behaviours and cues, and how to react to them so he will be able to function at a higher and more “acceptable” level. A professional who claims to be an “expert” however, shouldn’t even be thinking of, let alone asking that question.