...especially when your sibling is autistic! My sister Laurie is my favorite kid in the world, but she’s also kind of annoying at times. I mean, she escapes, and I have to drop everything and catch her whether or not it breaks my iPod. When she climbs on top of the TV, I have to get her down. It is seriously hard being the sister of an autistic kid.
I’m Annie, Laurie’s older sister. Sometimes I wish she wasn’t autistic, it’s so hard being her sibling. If she wasn't autistic, then she wouldn’t follow my friend Lilly when it was time to go in from recess, and that would mean I wouldn’t have to carry her back to her instructor!
But she’s fun, too. She’ll play with me (mostly cup stacking and tower building), and she’ll dance with me (holding hands and spinning). Sometimes we play drums together (she got a drum for her birthday. Figures, she likes noise). Either way, we have fun doing it!
Also, we never fight. It’s awesome. Every other kid who has one sibling or more fights. So, it’s another one of the good things about having an autistic sister.
We don't always get along, but we’re good enough for me to know that I love being Laurie’s sister!