School isn’t always easy for Joshua Littman, a 7th grade honors student who has Asperger’s syndrome. In the video below, he interviews his mother, Sarah, about everything from how she thinks the world would be different without animals to whether or not he met her expectations as a son.
“Did I turn out to be the son you wanted when I was born?” he says. “Did I meet your expectations?”
“You’ve exceeded my expectations, sweetie,” his mother replies. “Sure, you have these fantasies about what your child is going to be like, but you have made me grow so much as a parent.”
Some of the questions and answers are heartfelt and touching. Others have a bit of humor and fun to them. All of them give us a deeper insight into how Joshua’s mind works differently from neurotypical people’s minds. And it also shows us exactly how wonderful and powerful a mother’s love is.
Take a look at the animated video below to hear Joshua’s interview of his mother first-hand.
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?