Wednesday, September 12, 2007
She walks out of school beaming.
"I got caught doing good!"
In the car, she unzips her backpack and hands Seth the prizes she picked.
A purple piece of chalk and a purple marker. For him.
While she's at school, he gets a birthday card, with money, from his grandparents.
He waves the bill in the air, grins, and says,
"Now Riley can get the Littlest Pet Shop toy she wanted!"
They fight on occassion, but there has never been sibling rivalry between them. She loved Seth from the moment she laid eyes on him, and when you are loved like that, it's easy to give it right back.
As long as Seth's around, there will always be someone who "gets her."
As long as Riley's around, there will always be someone who loves him beyond measure.
When you have a child on the spectrum, there are many challenges.
Getting to watch their relationship is one of the gifts.