Utter Autism

May 27, 2007

Swing, please?!

We roasted marshmallows in our backyard last night.  Mmmm.  They were so good!  Adrian prefers his cold.  Fortunately, he waited till we were almost finished to start eating them so I didn’t have to keep his hand out of the bag.

Afterwards my husband played with the kids while I used the opportunity to clean up the house.  It was funny to watch him.  He was simultaneously pushing the boys on the swings and playing catch with the girls.  Later they played tag.  Adrian usually spends most of his time outside just playing in the dirt so it was good to see him enjoying it all.

Apparently he really enjoyed it.  Today he kept trying to use sign language and vocalizations to get my husband and I to go out and push him on the swings.  A few years back, when we first purchased the swingset, we taught Adrian the sign for swing.  He’d even use multiple signs – push, me, please, swing, more….

We moved two years ago and he hasn’t asked to be pushed on the swing since the move.  The yard is fenced now so close adult supervision is not necessary.  The swingset is also located at the back of the yard.  I don’t think Adrian enjoys the feel of the grass on his feet (the kid hates to put shoes on) so he seldom makes the trek back there.

Still, that just goes to show you how much is locked up inside that brain of his. I guess ‘swings’ are definitely going on his device when it arrives 🙂

1 Comment »

  1. Wow, great progress. Ours has roasted mashmallows last night too, but one person had to have them ‘cold’ too. One of mine will ‘willingly’ go on the swing now, but the other still finds it too discombobulating.
    Best wishes [hope the postman comes soon]

    Comment by mcewen — May 28, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

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