I was in the grocery store today with Roe my youngest son (The kid in the bobcat on the "donate a plant" thread). Roe was riding on the bottom of the cart happily pushing the objects above and laughing. All was well in grocery store land.
This nutty old lady came up and informed us that "big boys don't ride in the basket...they help mom push!" I asked Roe if he wanted to push. He got his silly look and said no. The crazy old lady asked him if he was a baby. Roe,of course, didn't answer. Autistic children are not big on talking to strangers. She sure was strange too! Anyway she kept at it for awhile not catching on that Roe acted differently than most children his age/size. She walked away saying "baby baby baby" (I guess to embarrass him if could he actually figure out what she was saying?)This wierd lady never even noticed that he never said(like most children would have)"I'm not a baby". He just made buzzing noises and tuned her out. I never did tell her he has PDD(mild autism) and just walked of thinking,"I will NEVER complain to God about my relatives again! I've been spared that crazy lady!!!" What a wacko! PJ