So I really hope I do not offend anyone on the board. If I do - please forgive me. It has been a really, really bad stressful day here. But there was a moment of happiness and hilarity in the middle of it all and I wanted to share it with you all. difficult child 2's got a friend. This is a huge, very big deal. difficult child 2 hasn't had a friend in at least 2 years - actually more like 4. It's another kid in the ED class. Today when I got to school to pick up difficult child 2 he was hanging out with this kid J. They come over to the van and difficult child 2 introduces me to J. Sweet kid. I say well let's exchange phone numbers so you guys can get together some time. Turns out they live maybe 6 blocks from us. OMG could not ask for anything better I am thinking to myself. Then J says you should call my mom. I won't remember your number. I said Oh that's OK - here's one of my cards and I wrote our home number on the back. J says "No, I have STML and I won't remember I have the card. You should call my mom." I pause and then say What's STML??? He says Short Term Memory Loss. I told him OK I'll call your mom then - put her number in my phone. Then the boys asked to hang out together at school to watch a kickball tournament (J's mom wouldn't be there until almost 5) so I said sure. And as I drove away all I could do was laugh out loud. Partly it was joy - my son has a friend, my son has a friend, my son has a friend!!!!! And partly it was the irony of it all. Who better to be my son's friend than a kid with short term memory loss? When my son gets going with his persecution complex and says the stuff that always drives other kids off? This kid will forget all about it apparently. The fact that my son can't really do reciprocal relationships? No matter, apparently J won't remember that. Am I a terrible person because that makes me laugh out loud? I would not wish STML on anyone - I can easily imagine it's potentially devastating effects. I don't mean to make fun of J. But I just could not help myself.