Last night I made some confessions on how poorly I acted yesterday involving my Asperger's step son and my natural daughter. Some of you pointed out my misgivings in very stern language and while some might take offense to what has been said, I assure you, I'm humbled and acknowledge my mistakes. I think reading the lengthy and carefully worded comments posted through the night last night, I've come to a new understanding of what being a dad who an Aspie is really all about. I think, as one writer put it, I've not truly accepted what all being an Aspie means. Wow, what a wake up call.
So, without writing another word, I humbly apologize to each of you for how I reacted yesterday. I can make excuses, but they are neither here nor there at this point. Today is that new day and it's time to move forward.
Tomorrow morning I'm boarding a plane for Boston for work on Friday a.m. I'd considered postponing our Asperger Parent Support Chat again for tomorrow night, but after all that has been written in the past 24 hours, I think it's important that I reach out to each of you once again and ask you to join us. At 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays, we have an online chat. We talk about what we're dealing with as parents. I've found our sessions to be quite helpful. From the comments you posted below, I have a newer and deeper understanding of the issues that abound.
Never will you hear me proclaim that I'm a perfect, or even sometimes a good parent. I make mistakes. I made many yesterday and as public accountablity goes, you helped me see the error of my ways. Thank you again. Please join me and Kari tomorrow night for our weekly chat. It's very important.