Adventures in Asperger’s – The Outtakes- Part 2

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My 5 year old son and I were talking the other day about bugs and creepy crawlers outside and such and he looks at me and asks me “Can a wasp sting an ant?”

“Ummm….I really don’t know, Mac.”

2 comments on Adventures in Asperger’s – The Outtakes- Part 2

  1. Nancy
    August 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Jen,
    I just meet my 21 year old cousin, Taylor, this weekend. He is autistic and amazing! He had never met me before and I was very impressed with him. He works full time and has his own brand new car…a red Toyota! During lunch a bunch of us were making fun of Maine Accents and Taylor pipes in “Hey like the McDonalds commercial on tv where they say the coffee is ‘wicked good’!” (you may not of seen it down south but its on tv up here all the time. Anyways, Taylor is pretty non-verbal and it was so great that he chimed in on the conversation. At the end of my visit when everyone was hugging and saying good bye, Taylor came up to me and give me a sweet little hug and peck on the cheek just like he did to all his relatives there. I was speechless at his kindness and sensitivity and loving heart! anyways, just felt I wanted to share my story with you! Mac is such an awesome young man! I love reading your posts here!

    • Girlfriend Jennifer
      August 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Nancy!
      Thanks for your comment. I write this segment on the blog because I want to de-mystify Asperger’s Syndrome as much as possible for those not entirely familiar with it and highlight some of the better aspects of it. I think my mom nailed it and I love her description best so far when she said “Mac is not bound by convention.” I think that sums him up perfectly. I love that he thinks differently. After all, if we all thought the same way, nothing would ever be invented, right?

      He is also a wonderfully kind and loving little boy. He just happens to be very smart and hilarious to boot!

      He does process information differently and that has forced my husband and me to try to think of things from his angle and it most definitely stretches the limits of our conventional thinking.

      Again, thanks for sharing about your cousin. And I am so glad you had the chance to bond with him. :)

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