June 16, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jun 16, 2008
June is a very busy month for me — school ends with a flurry of performances, conferences and activities for school. My daughter's fourth grade class tapes a "Good Day Colonial America" feature which I'll see on Monday and should be a lot of fun, though I'll have to miss our weekly news meeting (Stephanie will have things well under control I'm sure). At the same time I'm getting the kids packed for sleepaway camp, which they are eagerly anticipating (would they be so happy if they had to iron on all those name tags?). It's the first time I won't have a child around for the summer and I have to say I'm very anxious; at least I'll have Soapnet to keep me occupied....All of which is a long-winded lead-in to the point of this entry, which is to applaud DAYS for its upcoming storyline about Abe and Lexie's little boy being diagnosed with autism. For the soap fans among us whose lives are child-centric, it's gratifying to see a storyline that deals with a family situation like this. And DAYS's head writer, Dena Higley, will undoubtedly use her experience as the mother of an autistic child to ensure the story is told with honesty and compassion. Stay tuned for this one!