“Mom, when I’m grown up will I have to carry Brian to his bed sometimes since he’ll be living with me?”
“Why do you think Brian will be living with you?”
“Because of his autism. If he still has it as a grown-up I want him to live with me so I can take care of him.”
Stick a dagger through my heart.
“Corbin, I love that you love your brother like that but I want nothing more than for you to live your own life and fill your own dreams when you’re a grown-up.”
“Mom, that is what I want. Brian’s autism makes him so much of a wonko that I’ll worry about him. I want to take care of him!”
No matter how hard it is for Corbin to have a sibling with autism- and I’m not down-playing it, I know it’s hard– he loves that brother of his so immensely. There’s a bond there that is undeniably strong.
|Corbin already supporting his “wonko” brother.|