Thursday, August 12, 2010


We're at Bi-Mart picking up a prescription, the cashier at the pharmacy, Sandy, says to Rojo, "So, are you excited to go back to school?"

"I have 27 more days until I go back to school."

"Oh," she says, "well are you excited?"

"Yes and no. Some of it is going to be BORING!"

"Well, that's an honest answer," says Sandy.

"And being bored KILLS me. I don't want to die!" he says with a huge shit eating grin.

"No," I pipe in. "You can't die, what would I do without you?"

"What would the world do without you, Rojo?" Sandy says, "You have a purpose."

"I couldn't agree more," I say.

And we leave Bi-Mart a little lighter than when we entered.

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jess said...

The love and depth of true recognition that your child is surrounded by - it's as awe inspiring as he is.

kario said...

He's got just a touch of drama, doesn't he?

Although, my girls are convinced that boring=death, too.


Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Even Sandy at Bi-Mart appears to be tapped in. Love.

Elizabeth said...

There's nothing more to say here than the word "awesome" -- I always feel compelled to comment, somehow, to acknowledge the awesomeness.

Deb Shucka said...

That light is a bright one when the clerk at Bi-Mart sees it. What a great story.

Drama Mama said...

sandy is a wise, wise woman.

Amber said...

I love that she said tha to him. What a very cool thing to say to anyone, let alone a kid in your checkout line.

She sees him.


Wanda said...

What a refreshing exchange in the middle of the day in the middle of shopping.