So have we all made it into 2018 ok? Not too many problems getting out of the holiday routine and back into school or college I hope. My son has gone back to college ok with no big issues yet, fingers crossed.
I've had this collection of Thomas and Friends dvd's downstairs to visit me numerous times over the holidays. he likes to bring them all down to show me, sometimes daily. I never tire of it and apart from the exercise of bringing them all downstairs and taking them all back up again I think he likes to show them off. He had 62 and now there are 63 after an extra Christmas present. They are sometimes displayed in a tower like this or he may lay them out on the floor and they now cover the living room rug, the rug is getting a bit tatty so I was thinking of sticking them altogether and actually making a new one but I don't that would go down well.
The other popular activity lately has been the construction of the Bladebuilders Lightsabers. If you haven't seen these they are electronic lightsabers that connect together to make a huge big weapon like the one below.
They light up and make the sound too and are actually pretty impressive. I have witnessed many different formations of them and he demonstrates them so well and so authentically that he could be in Star Wars himself.
I used to worry about these repetitive actions but now we've all got so used to it. He will come downstairs with a new combination to these quite a few times in the day and evening and I do acknowledge every single one.. We get a few Star Wars facts thrown in there as well. I'm always paying attention as he will test me on the facts later in a multiple choice questionnaire. Phew the pressure.
It's going to be a busy year with an 18th birthday approaching this year. yes my eldest son becomes an adult, I know.......how did that happen? I remember his diagnosis at four years old and now he's turned into a big grown man. One thing is the Autism never goes away. He will now become an adult with Autism so I will let you all know how that goes. Scary thought isn't it? It is for me but I will approach that like I have done with all the milestones and events over the past eighteen years and face it all head on. He's fine about it.....just may mean he may add a few more dvd's to that tower later on in the year and there's always room for more lightsabers.
Hope you're all ok too, let me know how your holidays went and if getting back to 'normal' has gone ok or have you been hit by a few problems?
Thank you for reading again today. Please join me tomorrow for 'pass the Remote. For now though........
Take care of yourselves.
Every Saturday I will be talking about Autism and will review any useful information which may have been highlighted at any support groups in the week.