Haddon is my kiddo who is not like other kids. He doesn't speak as well as others. He doesn't think like others. He doesn't act like others. He doesn't play like others.
That's okay with me. I like Haddon for who he is. What that doesn't mean is that I don't want him to grow and learn and change in certain ways.
The other day, he unloaded his backpack from pre-school, and pulled out an alligator puppet. He had colored it in a scribble-like manner, but generally staying around the lines, and he proceeded to say, "Ay! A-a-a alligator!"
I like that about Haddon.