Frankfurters, press ups and complex calculations
I thought I’d choose this post to talk more candidly about what we’re dealing with in terms of how being on the spectrum affects our son but also us as a family, or at least what we’re working with at the moment. It’s kind of ever evolving. I’ve noticed that I do tend to say he’s ‘on the spectrum’ rather than ‘he’s autistic’ because I think it helps prevent people who don’t know us well from making assumptions. Often, I mention autism, and the next question is ‘ooooh but what’s he really good at?’ Try as I might, my son is yet to perform complex calculations under pressure and steer me to winning millions in a casino, which is selfish of him and ultimately a disappointment. There’s still time though.