A day of autism-esk comments:
Start of the morning with my girl:
ME: uh, I think you wore that shirt yesterday.
HER: uh, Yah….
ME: you dont wear the same shirt two days in a row
HER: uhhh, I do…
ME: no, people don’t usually wear the same shirt two days in a row, its gross
HER: uh, well I do
Later in the day during a social problem solving group with five young adults on the spectrum:
ME: ______, you text?
HIM: oh yes!
ME: who do you text?
HIM: my cousins, do you text?
ME: oh yes, I do text…
HIM: who do you text?
ME: my friends, my family, my kids….
HIM: your husband?
ME: I don’t have a husband.
HIM: did you break the house rules??? Is that why you don’t have a husband? You used to have a husband….did you break the rules????
I started the day with bewilderment that we have gone over the clean clothes for years, yet it still seems that rule doesn’t apply to HER.
I ended the day with a barrage of questions related to the rule of marriage…..
I love kids with autism….