I want to talk about what happened yesterday. When I tried to take Joey to the supermarket. It nearly killed me. It nearly killed Joey. You all know autistic kids are hell. That’s why you’re here. He was banging his head so hard against the floor that I thought he would have a concussion See, Joey really wanted a box of Trix cereal. But the A&P didn’t have any more Trix cereal left. So, I gave him Cheerios instead and he totally lost it. Threw himself onto the floor. He was kicking so hard I thought the floor tiles would break. The store manager tried to help but Joey bit him. I drove back home so fast that I went through a red light. Maybe I wanted both of us to die. Last year my mother gave us Oreo, our cat, because she thought it would help Joey. My husband, well, he hated Oreo. Joey followed the cat everywhere it went, even slept with the cat at night. Although he says I’m crazy, I have a feeling my husband left Oreo locked outside the yard so the coyotes could get him. We had a big fight about that…..
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- Written by: Penny Jackson