Yesterday it happened.
It was the first time it had happened so publicly and so blatantly - but it happened.
I felt uncomfortable.
It was like being on both sides of the fence simultaneously as my son did the one thing that over the years I have spent on social media I know irritates special needs families the most. This situation however came with the added irony that in the background whilst it happened sat an empty, but warm seated set of flashing wheels as the small one had chosen to walk for a bit.
He did it not through malice, or rudeness.
He did not do it through curiosity or being ignorant.
Yesterday my child was that child.
Yesterday my child just stood and stared.