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Stranger's Unexpected Reaction to Mom's 2 Sons With Autism

A Mom Never Expected This Reaction From Strangers When Her Sons With Autism Acted Out

"There was a long period of time that my husband and I couldn't go out to dinner with our two boys with autism, because...

Posted by Love What Matters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chrissy is a mother of two from the Central Valley of California, but her story is being heard around the world. Chrissy and her husband, Michael, have two autistic sons, Greyson and Parker, and for a while they weren't able to go out for dinner as a family because the boys would act out. Chrissy opened up in a heartwarming Facebook post on Love What Matters about what happened recently when she took the kids to dinner.

"A few weeks ago we went out to eat. We were sitting dangerously close to a small table with two elderly women. Usually they take turns, but this night both Parker and Greyson were in full-blown awful behavior mode. Grey took off his shoes and kept putting his filthy bare feet on the table. Parker repeatedly tried to get down to walk around and would start screaming the second we tried to get him to sit still. We were quite a scene, and several times I noticed the women next to us looking over. As they got up to leave one woman leaned in to say something to me that I knew was going to ruin our evening. My whole body tensed. 'Your boys are so beautiful' she said, looking deep into my weary heart. 'I sure would love to take one home with me' she said with a twinkle in her eye. My whole body relaxed. 'I don't blame you' I said, 'but we would miss them too much' I told her with a smile."

Chrissy added, "I think it's important for parents of children with autism to remember sometimes people aren't staring in judgment. It may actually be admiration. I'm thankful for the kind woman who taught me just that."

The comments on Chrissy's post are beautiful. Other moms have been sharing their own experiences about their experiences with their own kids with autism.

"There was a long period of time that my husband and I couldn't go out to dinner with our two boys with autism, because...

Posted by Love What Matters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"There was a long period of time that my husband and I couldn't go out to dinner with our two boys with autism, because...

Posted by Love What Matters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"There was a long period of time that my husband and I couldn't go out to dinner with our two boys with autism, because...

Posted by Love What Matters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"There was a long period of time that my husband and I couldn't go out to dinner with our two boys with autism, because...

Posted by Love What Matters on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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