I get this a lot with people about my middle boy.
Sometimes these people even make me question myself.
Then I speak to parents of Aspie boys, they could be talking about my boy. Because he can talk to people and communicate well, people think I'm wrong. They don't know the difference between Aspie and Autism, that's the problem. He can talk to people, the problem is he will talk to ANYBODY. Daily I remind him about stranger danger, but still I think he would walk off with someone if they said they had puppies/sweets!
He actually was delayed walking/talking/potty training etc. In fact he was more delayed than little A at the walking. I didn't know about Autism or anything else when I had him. He was just bloody hard work! When little A come along and showed me Autism, well I started reading.
Lights went on...
Have you seen the film 'Temple Grandin'? She is an amazing woman, she has changed the way that many people see Autism. The problem we had was..............The film reminded us more of RJ than little A?!
But still people assume I'm just making it up, but they don't live with him.
This evening he wanted our 2 iPads, so him and his friend could play Minecraft together (that game is the bane of my bloody life). He couldn't have both as the timer was almost up, which meant little A couldn't stay on the Wii. Which meant he'd be looking for the iPad or his Lego. So one iPad, which coincidentally was Little A's iPad, was staying charging in case that was his choice.
Fair I think, especially as it was HIS iPad!? ffs!
This did not please RJ, who stomped upstairs to rant to his friend.........not realising I was in my bedroom.
Now, we've all done it. Not getting your own way your mum/dad is a bitch/bastard, we hate them etc. etc.
Not RJ.......No he wanted to 'kick his brothers eyes out' but he couldn't because his dad would 'go on a rampage'!!.
We are talking about a dad that has only raised his voice once or twice!?
I was speechless, genuinely didn't know what to say!
Especially as within minutes he was giggling about the game with his friend again.....
I'm not sure I know what I'm expecting to come of writing it down on here? I just needed to vent.
Please don't tell me this is normal for a boy.
I have 3 boys, there is no normal in this house.