So I have these assessment forms to fill out for my son. There are 15 pages of questions for me to answer. Questions like "Does your child have any unusual reactions to sounds, touch, movement, activities, smell, taste, vision, other?" and "Please describe any of the child's behaviours that concern you (such as anything to do with sleeping, eating, dressing, toileting, discipline, playing, and relationships to adults and to other children)". Then they give you an itty bitty little space to write your answer.
The thing is I almost feel guilty for writing these things about my kid. I know I am only writing true stuff... but it feels like I am dooming him to a lifetime of being labelled "special". And sometimes he is so lovely and you would never know there is anything different about him.
I don't know. It frightens me that so much is riding on my words.