Sunday, August 8, 2010

Touching Interview by Joshua of his Mom

Joshua has Asperger's and in an interesting twist to the StoryCorp project he interviewed his mom in I this touching piece.

Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua’s unique questions and Sarah’s loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best—and the most challenging—parts of being a parent. Read more here

Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

A reminder to all of us - some of the choice quotes/questions from straight talking Joshua:

  • I feel like everyone seems to like Amy more... she's the perfect little child
  • I have better quality friends but less quantity
  • Did I turn out to be the son you wanted me to b when I was born - did I meet your expectations
  • I was the one who made you a parent
  • Ever thought you couldn't cope with having a child
I am humbled by both mother and son.