all these years ago that all kt needed was a "normal friend" & she would have been cured I would have paid some kid off the street to be her friend. kt met one of the neighborhood girls a few days ago (she's 10 & a real sweetie from what I can tell). kt & this girl have been hanging around together & today they rode around the neighborhood on their scooters & visited the little corner pet store that just opened in our area. The owner is so patient with all the kids that come in to explore & look at all the animals he carries. Tomorrow kt's friend is coming here for goofing around & dinner. kt went out for a bit after dinner tonight & came home on time. "I told you, Mom. All I ever needed was friends. Now I don't need respite or medications." "Ah, sweetie, I wish it were that simple."