In the few days since we returned from our 2017 family vacation extravaganza, I have noted some interesting behavioral exhibits on the part of my special Aspie and I. We have been experiencing a process of transition from the vacation routine back to the old home routine. The behavioral exhibits have included loss of sleep, […]Read more "Asperger’s and Transitioning to New-Old Routine"
Below is a list of lessons we learned over the last couple weeks on the road in the US. We essentially did a giant oval shaped drive, through the Southern US, from West to East and back again. 1. Need to plan down time for both Aspie’s. Make sure there is a quiet room, place, […]Read more "Lessons from Road Trip with Aspies"
Tonight, my lovely wife and I took advantage of being near her extended family and snuck out for some much needed couple time. After getting some superb soft serve ice cream, we came back, noted the kids were asleep, as were other relatives, and promptly went out the back door to sit on the porch […]Read more "Addendum: Emotional Whiplash of Autism – Love Conquers"
So much for tranquility. Couple days ago, we were visiting with my lovely wife’s grandparents. Salt of the earth people. Up to that point, tranquility I had experienced upon arriving at the beach, hard largely remained. Before proceeding further, a little background is necessary. In about 3 or 4 weeks, a milestone event will occur […]Read more "Emotional Whiplash of Autism"
Well, we made it to the beach. And, the fidget spinners helped, except when the kids, enduring the backseat of a very long car ride, would trade their spinners. At some point, one would ask (demand) for their spinner to be returned. Whereupon their sibling would protest, “I’m not done!” Followed by an escalating volume […]Read more "Tranquility Experienced"
Originally posted on Everyday Aspie:
From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown Autistics have shutdowns. It’s part of life. There are multiple root causes for a shutdown, including the result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, unexpected news, anxiety about an upcoming event, and upheaval in our schedule. Sometimes it comes in combination; other…
Yesterday, we visited Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN. Why? My lovely wife enjoys the historical fiction books set at Belle Meade. Me, I wanted to visit the Johnny Cash museum. My experience with the visit was difficult. I kept thinking as we were walking the grounds after touring the Greek revival mansion, that the grounds […]Read more "Johnny Cash, the Belle, and America"