Since finishing work this evening I have been for dinner with my
son . I thought it would be lovely as being at work all day has meant I didn’t get the time to cook anything . So we met his dad and we all went for a lovely dinner.
As we are eating our dinner the owner of the restaurant came and sat down to join us for a chat . E### was eating a lamb chop . The owner of the restaurant decided to ask him a question.
“Do you like the food E###?”
“It smells funny “(holds the food and sniffs at it )
“Do you like it though ? “
“No , it smells like a toilet !”
Yesterday started with my boy trying to charm me into taking him somewhere . I think , that he thinks , that I’m stupid.
“Mummy, you are my princess and I love you so much ! “
“Aww thank you , I love you too”.
“Can we going swimming to the lake today Mummy ? “
So my day was already mapped out by my very clever boy. Off to the lake we went . It’s one of our favourite places to go and the weather was exceptionally hot.
He wanted to bring his giant weather balloon with us , of course . Not a beach ball or a frisbee , no only a balloon the size of a small house.
Anyway I managed to persuade him to just bring a ‘relatively ‘ normal balloon with us instead. One that’s not the size of a small house.
We had to stop on the way , at the shop to get his fruit pastel ice lolly that he always has and of course we had to put the same music on in the car , that we always listen to . I love to look at his face in the mirror when the music is playing , he looks so happy and relaxed in his own little world, and has the biggest smile on his face.
When we got to the lake we found our usual position , then a beautiful swan decided to join us. E### does not like birds at all so he instantly got angry at the swan for coming near us .
“Go away duck , get away from my balloon ! If you pop my balloon I’ll pop you ! “
The swan didn’t stick around for long.
We decided to have a little swim in the lake. I remember when my son was shy , wouldn’t say boo to a goose ( oh the irony ) , that doesn’t seem to be the case now !
While happily throwing a ball to me he decided to shout at a dad passing by ,
“Hello , excuse me , hey you , can you move ! Please ! “
At least he said please !
When we left the lake , me and E### had a little disagreement. Anyway he pinched my arm quite hard , it’s actually bruised . All the way home he said he wanted a caramel slice and I said he didn’t deserve one for being rude to me. As we got home and got out of the car he asked me again…
“Mummy can I have a caramel slice ? “
“I’ll think about it E###”
“Well , you know I will just keep on asking you mummy ! “
To be fair , he did .
After the lake I decided to do a bit of shopping . Happily browsing the sales racks and my son decided to disappear. Next to me were some teenage girls and all of a sudden they started laughing . I looked up and there is my boy peeping up at them through the hanging clothes ! There he is
This is why I can’t take him shopping.
At least I got a positive reaction instead of the usual judgemental one . I’ll cover that in another blog post .
Anyway we had a lovely day together. When we got home he told me he was hungry and wanted a bag of crisps . Go and get some , I said , to which he replied
“Can you get them mummy , I can’t I’m too little ! “
Well he’s not too little to answer back and be rude , or tell a grown man to move out of the way , so I’m sure he can manage to get a packet of crisps from the cupboard !
This evening he asked me if we can play tickles.
“Emir it’s too hot to play tickles! “
“Well take off your clothes and then play then ? “
Thank you for reading . I hope you all had a good day . My next posts include an interview with an adult on the Spectrum. Please message me with some questions to ask him. I’ll also be writing a post about real horror stories of how people have responded to public meltdowns and how we can change people’s perceptions of Autism.
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