So the kids and I were watching what are known locally as the Musial Awards. They recognize remarkable individuals and amazing stories of character, kindness, selflessness and integrity in sports.
Anyway, they had one story on college football player Travis Rudolph and how sitting down to have lunch with an autistic young man named Bo Paske at his school became a story that went viral.
During the story, his mom talked about when her son was diagnosed with autism and how she was told by the doctor he won’t ever hold a job, play team sports or even live on his own. What many parents of kids with special abilities hear.
Anyway, as she related that fact to the reporter of the story, my son kept looking at me. Sort of like, do you worry about that with me? I didn’t really pursue the discussion. I guess I just wanted to see if it would sink in with him and leave it for a conversation on another day. One that will come soon enough.