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Reasons To Love Autism: Moment # 72

on November 20, 2012

Interesting insight to my son this morning and I had to share. At times on the weekend, for one of the days, I will skip meds. We don’t have a choice during the week but, since our meds are an appetite suppressant, having a good food day to boost his weight is important too… especially when we are just hanging at home. This is a question I have never asked him before.

Mom: Would you like to skip meds today or take them? It’s the weekend and we can just hang out today.

My Boy:   I’ll take them.

*I was a little curious that he would choose them so I continued.*
Mom:   Why would you choose to take them if you don’t have to?
My Boy:  Because it makes me stable.
*I was more than a little shocked by this statement, so I decided to ask more questions. His exact wording. I have changed nothing.*
Mom: Do you feel different if you take them?
My Boy: Naw, it just makes me not goof around and be silly.
Mom: Do you not like that?
My Boy: I like it better when I am stable and not goofy.Our speech is stills somewhat impaired even at 13 and we are not often insightful …so this opening up and this responsive observation knocked my socks off ♥.

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