I packed a lunch bag with drinks, pretzels and oranges and decided we would try to go to the 'forest' as he calls it. After swim we drive to the forest. It was a beautiful day. Blue skies, cool breeze and very peaceful. The forest does bring me stress sometimes because with my son you never know if he'll like it, try to jump in the water or take off into the trees. You never know with autism. Something will trigger him at anytime. We had our little picnic then he started to wander. Both of us, are used to watching him like a hawk, which I feel is unfair to his 6 year old sister, but it's the way it is.
He decides he wants to sit on a rock and play in the water. Sounds OK but he usually takes things to the next level and fast. We don't sit and watch him, we stand and are ready for action because you never know.
Here is my little man sitting on his rock, playing in the water.
|Water is a real attraction for him.|
I realize the WEGO challenge for today was to go to Flicker, find a photo you like and write about it but my children are my artwork. This picture to me shows a little guy fascinated with water, enjoying the beautiful day with his sister and mom. What you don't see is a boy who has classic autism. That is in therapies most of his days. Struggles with language and communication. Has major sensory issues and doesn't like change. He finished one therapy and after this picture is off to two more then will be in a waiting room for an hour to wait for his sister.