Black and white world

June 12, 2008 at 8:39 am 1 comment

     There is very little gray in C’s life. We love to see those moments when the line between black and white has been blurred, but they are few and far between. Subtle humor and plays on words are often not in C’s realm of thinking. It allows for a different kind of humor to play out – one where we enjoy his literalism, and it provides some hilarious moments.

     Recently C and Daddy were playing baseball at the park. As C tried running around the bases, Daddy reminded him to touch home plate. He came around third, sprinted into home, stopped, bent over, and placed his hand on home. There’s no arguing with that logic; he did exactly what Daddy told him to do.

     The other night a mosquito bit C on the forehead, and he was very upset. In order to get him to stop screaming, I told him I’d draw a picture of that mean old mosquito. Underneath the mosquito, I wrote, “Mr. Mosquito, poop on him!” C studied the picture intensely, calming almost immediately. “But Mommy,” he said, “where’s the poop on him?”

     Who needs TV? We’ve got constant, live entertainment, right in our living room.

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Movin’ on What’s in a name?

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  • 1. Karen Joy  |  June 12, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    My son isn’t officially autistic; he has Nonverbal Learning Disorder, which some people (including his developmental pediatrician) consider as a high-functioning form of autism. Your post reminded me of a time when he was five or so, and we were outside, chatting with the neighbors, when my husband said, “Well, Grant, time to roll on home.” Grant even clarified: “Roll on home??” When my hubby confirmed, Grant dropped to the ground and started rolling. 🙂 At first, my husband thought that he was just trying to be clever, but I reminded him that Grant even double-checked what he meant…

    Hah hah hah!!! That sounds just like something C would say! We investigated the NVLD diagnosis at one point, and still think it fits somewhat. I do tend to think it’s just another spot on the spectrum. There are so many similarities….


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