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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Like an Airplane

While visiting my friend's blog, I saw this wonderful post and I had to share with you!  I so much could relate. :D

Asperger’s Syndrome

A kid with Asperger’s Syndrome is like an airplane. His thoughts and words are like luggage on the plane.

He flies toward you when he has a thought he absolutely has to share right now.

He drops the luggage on you, not really caring if you catch it. 

Sometimes you answer him with “cool” or “that’s great” but he really just wanted you to hear what he was saying. 

He doesn’t even seem to want give-and-take conversation most of the time and doesn’t like suggestions on how to do things, so you just hold out your hands and take the luggage, even if the luggage arrives every 3 minutes like clockwork.

The plane doesn’t care if you are in the middle of a phone call or are in the shower or bathroom or are talking to someone in person. 

The plane does mature, though, and learns not to dump luggage just anytime and learns to stay in a holding pattern until you can catch the luggage.

Sometimes you open the luggage and put it on your blog. You are looking for other people who know what you are talking about.

From The Kerrie Show blog

If you get a chance, hop on over HERE to read Loving Your Aspergers Child by Nicole Scarborough


Paula said...

This is my son wow ...Thank you for sharing

Gavin Bollard said...

It's actually quite different from the other side....

The aspie has discovers something awesome about the special interest. He KNOWS that it made him excited and he wants to share it with you.

It's sometimes quite difficult to understand why other people aren't excited about these things. It's like you're watching fireworks explode and the other person is just looking at the grass. It's almost impossible to comprehend that they aren't excited.

Perhaps they don't understand the whole picture? Maybe we have to explain it from the beginning?

Then... the other person tells you to shut up.... they walk away. Your news is boring. YOU are boring.

You feel offended. Sad because you obviously couldn't convey your information.

You ask; What's wrong with me? Why am I so boring?

It's a blow to your self-esteem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. I totally learned more about Asperger’s Syndrome.

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