As the parents of two Aspies, Paul and I have taken every opportunity to include our beautiful boys in every activity any other child would enjoy. We've had many successes and many failures, but never the less we keep trying. It's sort of a rebellion on our part. We refuse to put our children in a corner of the world because they may not act socially appropriate to every one's standards. We know a cure for Autism will not come in our lifetime or theirs, if ever, so darn it if we will let the world they have to work so hard to understand and live in, seclude, or exclude them.
This past month we all decided to get in the car and go on a little adventure. We packed the kids, not fussing to much on appropriate attire. You see, some clothes are just uncomfortable to wear, even painful. They are so eager to please us, that they would agree to wear something they don't feel comfortable in, but the horrible discomfort caused by oversensitivity to the clothing materials would not allow them to enjoy the adventure, in fact they would be miserable and so would we. So we packed them in to our little white car and we headed downtown, for dinner at one of thee most expensive restaurants in Town. Just the four of us in our casual clothing and all. Their behavior was great, AND they tried new foods. It went well, so well, I am so proud of my guys. It just goes to show, you never know till you try.