No more conversations/confrontations like this:
MIL - did you take Tad in to be tested?
Me - Tested? For what?
MIL - You know, because he's autistic.
Me - Ummm, NO. Because he's NOT AUTISTIC.
MIL - Well, he's not talking as much
Me - That's because he's 4 and he only talks to people he wants to talk to.
MIL - I just know he's autistic.
Me - NO. HE'S. NOT! You really need to stop saying that because he's NOT. He's awesome and smart and not autistic and great.
MIL - Well.........
ME- He's fine. He might be ornery and crazy and stubborn. But that's because he's FOUR and a BOY.
MIL - You can't pretend that he's not when he is...... autistic, I mean.
ME- (walking away before I punch someone in the face.)
seriously people. I'm SO OVER this conversation.