I had to do what I thought was best

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I took the boys to the indoor playground. Unfortunately, there were a ton of little kids, and I wasn’t comfortable letting Gavin use the equipment. 

Maybe that wasn’t the right decision, but I had to do what I thought was best for all involved. 

Gavin was fine with it, and he just hung out with me. 

It’s hard because Gavin’s so much younger on the inside than he is on the outside. When parents have their little kids playing on this playground, they can be uncomfortable with an almost 18 year old, with facial hair, playing good with their kids. 

I totally get it. It’s just one of those things that I have to manage as an Autism parent. 

Regardless, everyone had fun, and we were able to get out of the heat for awhile. I’m really grateful to have this playground available to us, and I want to go back on a less busy day, so Gavin can have a turn… ☺ 

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