Evaluator in Chief, by blogger Ann Kilter is a post about a journal entry she wrote on December 23, 1991. On December 23, 1991, while my thoughts were filled with my infant son Teddy celebrating his first Christmas, Ann was watching her two young children participate in a Christmas program and was consumed by the concern she had about her then undiagnosed autistic children’s behavior.
After I read her post I began thinking about how my son’s childhood now too belongs to the past and how time gives us the gift of looking back on our lives, and the lives of our children, with the emotion of the moment safely tucked away in a place where it can no longer hurt. From the relative security of this vantage point, I can see the events that have marked my life in a more rational way. Continue reading