“Mum, you look ugly when you’re asleep. Your mouth is open.”
The directness that comes with autism can be a challenge.
I know that he isn’t being deliberately rude, but other people don’t.
He doesn’t understand social mores
and he has yet to work out he might
need to think before he gives a voice
to his thoughts.
And, in the spirit of directness, it’s exhausting
explaining why he says some of the things he says.