I’ve been making a lot of life decisions lately. I think it all stemmed from a conversation I had with my mother a few nights ago.
As we were talking about life and everything like that she sneaks in: “Oh, by the way, you have some legal papers here.” I asked her what they were about.
Then she dropped the bomb on me.
“They’re guardianship papers, just incase your father and I die. You’d be the one who would take care of your brother.”
I almost cried. I don’t want to have to think about that. But, being a 20-year-old college student, those things are going to come up. Especially when I have a younger sibling with a disability.
Lance’s autism was never really a huge issue for me, and it still isn’t. Sure our communication is always a bit strained, but we’re still pretty close. We generally get along.
I just didn’t want to think about that. I haven’t finished college yet. I don’t have an apartment of my own. I don’t pay bills. My age may count me as an adult, but by all means, I’m not an adult.
I’m just going to have start remembering that I too am an adult and will need to start thinking about adult things.
But first, I need to finish my homework.