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When Sarah Littman visited StoryCorps with her son, Joshua, he was a seventh-grade honors student who was having a tough time socially. Joshua, who has Asperger's syndrome, had some unique questions to ask his mother:

Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

This is a wonderful short animation video that arrived in my email inbox and I had to share with you all. Joshua's questions are quite compelling and his mother's answers are so rock on!
The last one I love the most...pull out the tissues!
Joshua's final question:
"Did I turn out to be the son you wanted when I was born. Did I meet your expectations?"

"You've exceeded my expectations, sweetie," his mother replied. "I really had to learn to think out of the box with you. It's made me much more creative as a parent and a person ... you are just so incredibly special to me, and I'm so lucky to have you as my son."


Dannielle said...

Aw! That's beautiful! C's favorite part was him exploring the caterpillar! My favorite was the part that you've already quoted!

wendi said...

Just got the chance to watch it! Holy cow. I love it! I love how she is so clear about how she answers all of his questions. Wish I could be that clear. And, that last question... I'm still crying from the answer! LOVE it!


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