We told him that everyone’s brains work differently, and that the way his works is called, “autism”. Cool right? Right. Later that day, Casey found “autism” on Brainpop.com where they gave a brief run down of what autism is. Fantastic. It’s settled. We’re good parents. We told him. He’s okay with it. Pats on backs and high fives all around.
Yesterday I wanted him to do his one piddly chore and instead he laid backwards over the couch and moaned, “my autism hurts.”
This morning as we struggled to get him ready for church, he took off naked into the bathroom to hide. Lance asked him what he was doing and he yelled, “I need some clothes! They can see my autism!”
Now I’m wondering if he thinks his autism is his scrotum, and if that’s the case, what the hell else is on Brainpop.com?!
Have you told your kid yet?