At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Monday, October 20, 2014

In His Own Way,...

Traditional events with Isaac can be tricky,...tricky for us that is, Isaac ALWAYS manages to have a good time in his own way,...

With autism, expectations need to go by the wayside and that's quite frankly difficult to wrap your mind around because we seemed to be wired to expect our child to react in a typical manner toward life, such as a Fall Festival,....note the green wrist band,...Isaac wan't thrilled to wear it, but it was necessary as it allowed him to participate in all the booths as much as he liked.


Not that Isaac particularly liked any of the booths, he had to wait in line,...not easy for a little guy with sensory issues,...although Isaac did wait and waited nicely,...but he didn't 'get' the games,...although he very politely played with the attitude:

  "You want this ball/beanbag/golfball in that hole,...OK, it goes,...what's next."   

Especially over the prizes (candy or trinkets) Isaac was completely indifferent. 
In fact, he had more fun signing: Candy - than picking it out. 

What Isaac did like was spending time with big brother,...

And the bounce-slide was a HUGE attraction that Isaac adored, 
as did every other child at the festival, 
and the slide was actually a free-for-all with as many kids that could
 climbing up
and sliding down,
Isaac LOVED it,...and was very friendly with his limited vocabulary,
but kids are so adaptable and Isaac's cheerful "Hi,...hi,...HI!"
was universally returned,...and that was fun to witness. 


Isaac experiences the world in a different way and he makes sure you do too,...and that includes
Fall Festivals,...and it's OK,...that Isaac doesn't exactly 'get' the event,...he's there to experience the experience, share some time with loved ones,...and enjoy himself, his own way!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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