Mom, will you marry me?
David, I can't marry you. I'm your Mom.
But I like you. I even love you.
And I love you. But you can't marry somebody in your family.
I got you a ring. Try it on!
Will you be my Mommy forever?
Forever, David. I promise.
Ellie is the author of David And Me Under The Sea: Essays From A Decade With Autism