It would be downright rude of us to have named ourselves Blogfathers! without paying homage to the original Blogfather of Singapore, Mr Brown, a.k.a. Lee Kin Mun.
Besides inspiring us with his self-pronounced national title, Mr Brown is also a father of three, one of whom has autism. To be a parent under such special circumstances, and still be able to run Singapore’s most successful blog, think up hashtags on Twitter to poke fun at current events and bring home the bacon just by being funny, is truly an inspiration in itself.
We’ve taken the liberty to select an excerpt from one of his more touching blog posts touching on the more challenging aspects of caring for a special needs child, and dedicated to his son Isaac, whose love for his sister transcends his tender age.
One day, I am sure I will be able to explain autism to you and your younger three-year-old sister, Joy. One day, both of you will be able to understand and accept why your ?? sometimes grabs your toys or food without asking, making you cry.
One day, both of you will be able to understand and accept why your ?? likes to sit at the corner, lost in her own world, playing with her plastic bag and giggling to herself.
One day, both of you will be able to understand and accept why your ?? needs to have her hand held in public places, while we let you walk by our side on your own.