Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all
And sweetest is the gale is heard; and sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm...
~Emily Dickinson

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pink Hello Kitty socks

One of the things I do love about Kannon is his flair for personal expression.
Whether Autism induced or not, he loves expressing himself.

He went through a phase of about 6 months where he would only wear princess dresses.
My son, who at the age of 3 already resembled a line backer for the Packers, loved princesses.
He had about 6 dresses that he would alternate between.
ALL of them pink, lace everywhere with tulle.
We would go out into public with them on.
Grocery shopping, Target, the mall,the park....EVERYWHERE.

Today when I picked the kids up from their dads house Kannon was wearing pink Hello Kitty socks, brown penny loafers(that he picked out earlier today), green camouflage shorts, and a shirt that was made to look like a tuxedo but is just a t shirt.
He also had his pink princess backpack stuffed full of animals, papers and barbies.

My boy....in all his beautiful misunderstood glory.
He is not confined to the social boundaries that most of us are.
He does not understand them.
He doesn't care.

He only knows what makes him happy.
He knows what lights up his soul.
He has enough courage and blissful ignorance to do what his soul feels.
He doesn't second guess anything...he dives in head first.
He chooses to make himself happy above everything else.

This is one thing I LOVE about Autism.


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