We were at a party and a little girl (7 or 8) said, "Do they talk?" and I said "No, not yet". She said "Well, CAN they talk?" I said, "No, not yet".
Later she said, "My Mom was calling Garret and he didn't answer. He didn't even look. It was like he didn't hear her - he just kept eating his pretzel and staring away".
So I said, "He has a hard time understanding sometimes. He learns a little differently".
The kid handled it like a champ - she said, "Oh, I get it. OK, that's cool! Awesome, actually!"
It's just a small glimpse into a lifetime of questions like this. It sucks.