Lindsey and I had a fun walk yesterday. She starting asking me questions about what I remembered when she was young. She asked me about the sign language we used. She told me she remembers me using the sign “stop” and ” Wait”. We used them a lot. I don’t even remember when we stopped signing. I know that I used these signs when we took her in a store for 2 reasons. One, to communicate, and the other reason was to have people stop staring at me and making me feel like a bad mom. It was all I could do to not cry when we were in the store. I really hope today that the public has more autism awareness, and that they can be less judgmental. Instead be helpful.