what a morning we we had this morning!
on the way to drop James baby at preschool... he decided he needed to see a green recycle truck. Yep, totally random. Just like autism!
Where the hell did that come from I thought????
I don't know what I was thinking but I thought he would forget about the truck when we arrived outside the preschool... I was very wrong. I should have known. Autistic kids don't just forget about things! Nothing less than a green recycle truck was going to do, so off we went....
40 minutes later (late for school) I realised we were NOT going to find a green recycle truck! Wasn't going to happen! For starters james' idea of a recycle truck is distorted, he would have been expecting the type of recycle truck that he has at home... but that's a plastic, fluro green ensemble that looks like a cartoon. Not real life!
So after hearing him scream for a recycle truck for 40 minutes I called his Dad, Dad had to do the whole ' they aren't running today, they are sleeping'.
Dropped James off in at school and he was shaky. He was all sorts of controlling mess. Is it really about the recycle truck? Or is it an attempt to control his surroundings as he has a build up of anxiety! Yep... anxiety!
so I leave James at school and what drives passed me... a green recycle truck! If only I had taken him inside 10 minutes later.
Anyway, I have called the preschool and he seems to be doing ok. Scar baby and I will head out early and purchase another truck from Kmart for James baby, in the hope that the $12 toy will mask controlling mummy with the recycle truck this afternoon. God knows I don't want to drive around again looking for something that 98% certain we won't see!
Thos is just one of the examples of autism. In years to come it will be humorous... for now it's draining. Physically and emotionally draining.