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He is also so spectrum disorder typical that he knows everything there is to know about his fixation. Names, numbers, kinds, shapes, etc. I makes me a little crazy but that's what we do here at Casa de Cuckoo....."sting like a butterfly, punch like a flea" - Uncle Sy from Duck Dynasty.
Ry received a Star Wars encyclopedia on his birthday last month and withing the first two days had it memorized. He knows more about speeders and clone wars than I ever have. And it is all new to him so he thinks I don't know anything about it, which when you get down to it, I have a passing knowledge. So I have become the student, so has Sweet Man. We are his lecture class attendees. This also is very typical of someone with PDD-NOS.
This behavior is what keeps Ry from being able to make friends with kids of their own age because he comes off as a know it all.......which he pretty much does but they don't care for him being their lecturer. I can't blame them but I just wish he could fine someone who liked him anyway. He does too. He's having a tough time being "different". I keep telling him we are all different, but at his age....it doesn't help much.
He is a great kid who is still looking for a friend. I watched a movie this last week "Mozart and the Whale" which is about folks with Aspergers. The actors did a stellar job of portraying all the tics, non eye contact and frustrations of folks who are differently abled but still people. It was a love story. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a look into spectrum disorder people lives.
So my lovelies, we wish you May the 4th be with you as well.