Spectrummy Mummy

Asperger's, Allergies, and Adventures Abroad

Wordless Wednesday Oct 27 10

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Two little girls, and a drug deal*.

Happy Wordless Wednesday / Special ExposureWednesday!

Actually, not so wordless, as I left my regular readers with Great Expectations yesterday.  Anyway, I was going through the photos I took on Friday, and when I saw this one, I just knew it had to be my WW photo.  I’m not doing my usual “ordinary scene of cute little kids playing together, but it is so much more than that” spiel.  Though I could, because this is Pudding and E.

No, I want you to look behind them on the left and check out the drug deal* that is taking place.

Pudding, Cubby, E, her mother B and myself were at the playground of the local library.  A hooded youth with a threatening air came along and sat on one of the benches.  He put his feet up and did his best to look menacing, and he did a good job.  I was taking care of Cubby, and Pudding had wandered off to go down the other slide on the opposite side of him.  B and I called Pudding back to us in that scared-but-trying-to-sound-calm way that you do under these circumstances.  Pudding strolled over and looked at him.  And when I say looked, I mean stared.  The more I called her (with rising panic in my voice), the more she stared.  He stared back at her.  There was an eye battle between Pudding and the 6ft tall hooded chap that would rival any Western showdown.  No words were spoken.  I think my heart stopped beating.  Then he put his feet down, and Pudding walked by him, watching him until he looked away. Then she carried on playing.

Aspie 3 year old, 1 – potentially dangerous criminal, 0.

That is the force of her personality.  She will not be intimidated.  There is either an iron will, or a reckless insouciance, or a heady mixture of both that lets her plunge into life and take what she wants from it.  A force to be reckoned with.  That is why I continue to have such expectations for her future, no matter what.  I know her dogged determination is going to take her wherever she wants to go.

*You’re going to have to take my eyewitness testimony that this was in fact a drug deal.  It may have just been an innocent chap selling candy to high school kids, but this close to Halloween, I think not.

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

October 27, 2010 at 6:58 am

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  1. Pudding rocks! Loved your pic and post 🙂 Happy WW!


    October 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

  2. *gasp* !


    October 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

  3. Never… NEVER… try to stare down an Aspie 😉


    October 27, 2010 at 8:42 am

  4. Amazing! Rock on, Pudding!


    October 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

  5. Oh, that would seriously scare the crap out of me but good for Pudding!!!

    Daniela Swider

    October 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

  6. We have had some interesting experiences like that in our neck of the woods, though not with the Roc staring anyone down!


    October 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

  7. You handled it better than I would have! She’s got guts.


    October 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

  8. I know what you mean about having hope for her future … sometimes I take a break from my worries and watch how well our son is actually doing. Sorry about the park thug, but way to turn it around!


    October 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  9. Good job staying calm!!

    Debbi Henry

    October 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

  10. Bravo!! Pudding! I hope that strong spirit stays with her! I hope it was no drug deal… but, I may of called 911 after he left & I had my kiddos just in case.. shudder!!

    Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

    October 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

  11. Pudding is better than the neighborhood watch! Send her over to Pimlico – we have a few hoodies loitering on our block that could do with The Stare


    October 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  12. Good post– I enjoyed the read. High expectations are so crucial to our kids’ success. You go, mom!


    October 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  13. Love that you caught the “candy-swap” on film!


    October 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

  14. Did you call the police?


    October 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

  15. You just tell em Pudding…that’s a girl. x


    October 29, 2010 at 1:17 am

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