A friend and I attended the Devils game last with our children. My son is a rabid Devils fan. He makes comments when rooting for the Devils that “cross the line”. The crowd will scream “you suck” when the Devils score. My son will take it one step further and say that a particular play “swallows”. We spent a good part of the evening explaining to him that hat he said was crossing the line. The line is not something that you can see. It is not something that you can literally cross. It is a figure of speech. For people with intellectual disabilities, picking up on social cues is difficult if not impossible. Understanding right from wrong when it is not clear is confusing. I know my son struggles with this. I believe that life is full of “teachable moments”. This was just another one.
Crossing the Line