I Want to Take Care of Him.

“Mom, when I’m grown up will I have to carry Brian to his bed sometimes since he’ll be living with me?”

“Why do you think Brian will be living with you?”

“Because of his autism.  If he still has it as a grown-up I want him to live with me so I can take care of him.”

Stick a dagger through my heart.

“Corbin, I love that you love your brother like that but I want nothing more than for you to live your own life and fill your own dreams when you’re a grown-up.”

“Mom, that is what I want.  Brian’s autism makes him so much of a wonko that I’ll worry about him.  I want to take care of him!”

No matter how hard it is for Corbin to have a sibling with autism- and I’m not down-playing it, I know it’s hard– he loves that brother of his so immensely.  There’s a bond there that is undeniably strong.

Corbin already supporting his “wonko” brother.
Heather Nelson

About Heather Nelson

Heather resides in Rockland where she is busy juggling life as a newlywed, a mom to two boys (one of which who has autism), a part time job in direct sales, and a full-time job as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She has a love for live music, karaoke, and cheering on the underdogs.