I'm not sure why it has been bugging me all day, but Jake's morning bus driver asked me:
"Is his sister okay?"
and my first thought was that I had told her that Lucy was ill or something..
then I realized, as she continued "because these things tend to run in families, the autism...".
I realized she wanted to know if Lucy was all busted in the head too.
It is really a very normal conversation to have. She actually has a special needs kid of her own (near grown), and we have spoken about Jake having autism, so it really wasn't that bizarre. I might have even asked people the same question before.. but I don't think I will ask anymore.. or at least, after the responder states that the child is indeed perfectly fine, and perhaps even ahead on the child development timeline...
I will not continue as she did...
"Well, I guess you'll just need to keep watching her."
ugh. this life has no peace.