It only took 10 seconds for my son to do something he thought was funny but was actually inappropriate.
It only took 10 minutes for 3 boys to see him do this and begin to make fun of him.
It only took 10 seconds for me to explain to the boys that my son has autism and he does certain things that they may not understand.
It only took 10 seconds for MJ’s typical happy face to look sad.
It only took 10 seconds for my heart to sink because they were laughing at him.
It only took 10 seconds for me to tell MJ what he should have done and to tell him it will be okay.
People wonder why I’m over protective and watch him everywhere we go. I do it because I HAVE TO. If I was not paying attention I would have never even noticed what happened. I would not have been able to address MJ or the other boys.
Whoever doesn’t understand that can go fly a kite.
These 10 seconds are over.