So earlier this evening, Gavin comes over and says that “Grandma took me and Emmett to Wal-Mart”. Seemed pretty benign.
However, what he said next completely sent me into a panic. Now, I’ll be real honest with you here, I tend to kind of only half listen to Gavin sometimes. It’s more of a self preservation type thing. He goes on endlessly at times and it can be quite draining.
Anyway, as I was half listening to Gavin, I heard something come out of his mouth, that no father ever wants to hear their child say.
Gavin continued rambling and I continue to half listen. Than, seemingly out of nowhere, Gavin says, “I met someone in the Wal-Mart bathroom“. My whole world just froze for a few seconds.
It was like the time it took for those words to leave his lips and register with my brain was an eternity. In that half second, as a result of everything we have already been through, my mind went to that place. You know the one that is a place of fear and paranoia.
I immediately sat up and said, “WHAT?”
As it turns out, Gavin didn’t meet anyone in the Wal-Mart bathroom that day. He did, however, see someone he knows from school.
This is a great example of how Gavin can struggle with expressive lamguage. It’s also a great example of an over protective parent almost falling over, dead from heart attack because I thought the worst…..
Breath in…. and ooooouuut. Crisis averted
– Lost and Tired
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