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Let's go home and eat Jello

by kjakes on December 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My father and I were in a Verizon store buying new cell phones. While waiting to be helped, we overheard a conversation between a mother and her autistic daughter, who seemed to just want to go home. The daughter looked up at her mother and said, "Let's go home and eat jello". Upon hearing this, my father and I looked at each other, both understanding the simplicity and weighted meaning behind those 6 words. Now, whenever one of us is feeling overwhelmed, tired, angry, or upset, all we have to do is say "Let's go home and eat jello" and the other person understands completely.


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