Friday, January 2

On the first day that my eldest son Peter started attending kindergarten in 1998 I met the mother of one of his classmates: Katie Beals. Turns out that Katie also has a son with autism. So we've enjoyed getting together with our differing but equally bizarrely-behaved children, commiserating and sharing info, etc. I thought this picture kind of summed up some of our similarities and differences. Notice Katie's relaxed hands on Jonah (right), who is calmly eating an apple, while I have a death grip on Henry who is about to surge off in another direction!