Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Emotional Intelligence

We arrived a few minutes early today when picking up David from his Biology course, so I got out of the car to talk to some of the other mothers.  Susie threw a fit because I left her in the car with her siblings.  I ignored her.  By the time David came out, she had unbuckled herself and was indulging in her own particular variety of histrionics. 

Think Tasmanian Devil, with pigtails.

"We've had a rough day," I told David, by way of explanation, as I tried to settle her down.

"You know," he said, politely, "I sort of sensed that."

Master of understatement, David is...

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  1. Somebody has to be the master of understatement--it sounds like it's not Susie!

  2. I like David. He reminds me of 1 or 2 of my own boys. :)

  3. I don't know how he's doing in biology, but it sounds like he's acing his sarcasm class.

  4. I love the quiet ones, with their little funny comments.

  5. Heh. I about fell out of my chair laughing at this :)

  6. My 16 yr old picks up lots of things that I would not expect him to. I think the counseling for his Aspergers made all the difference. He learning to watch peoples faces/body language and picking up on their feelings.

  7. hahaha! Sensed it. With his eyes and ears, I guess!



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