Yes! Personally, I never judge as you don’t know the person’s individual circumstances or story. My son has autism and if I have to take him to the supermarket or town for anything more than a quick trip, often has loud, sometimes violent meltdowns. Supermarkets are a sensory nightmare, I know adults who can’t stand them let along sensory sensitive children. No one helps, they just judge and tut while I do my best to care out what I need to do and leave or in some cases just bolt for the door to try again later.
To the fan I lost yesterday:
I don’t owe you an explanation, but I thought I’d offer one anyway. I do this more for your sake than mine. You see, maybe, as you later suggested, I was in a bad mood. Maybe I could have been a bit more polite about it. Maybe I’m more sensitive to it now that I have kids. Maybe I’m just sick of hearing these comments about parents. Maybe I know that my wife has to take the twins with her when she goes grocery shopping sometimes, so she could easily be on the receiving end of your sort of bullying. Maybe I took it personally.
Whatever the case, there I was, walking down the aisles of the grocery store looking for the ingredients for a new chili recipe I wanted to try. I heard the kid screaming from a distance; the whole store heard…
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