Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Making and Keeping a Friend
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's. In that book John talked about only a couple of friends he did really well with but then they would move away and he wouldn't have any friends again. We didn't want to move away but a house was being built for us and where we were staying was only temporary. Chaz never got over Seth and still talks about him 5 years later. Recently, in my other blog, I mentioned our science center trip and guess who we picked up? We went and found Seth and took him with us. Chaz was beside himself. He was just so happy. Seth STILL has a calming effecting on Chaz. I'm starting to get what it is. Seth has always acted very mature for his age. He is just not hyper in any way. Chaz does well around older kids. Not ones that are kind o spastic. Well, like my other kids. In general, I have really active kids. No joke. So, Chaz being my oldest, gets a lot of influence from the younger kids. So he tends to act younger for his age most of the time. Whenever Chaz has spent some time with older kids, he'll come home really mellowed out. Unless of course he had video games and, well..... that's another blog for another day!