Because there is no known cause or cure for autism, you receive your child’s diagnosis and wonder …. how did it happen and why? I blogged about this in my “Looking Back….Moving Forwards” post.
And then, you can’t help it….you look within yourself and your partner. You play a guessing game.
Hubbie, for example, has always been quoting virtually whole scenes from Fawlty Towers or Jasper Carrott sketches. Something will remind him, and off he goes….it’s endearing at first, but after ten years, I’ve heard them countless times. He always have to be early for everything, he’ll say he’s leaving at, say, 9.15am and then leave 10 minutes before. To be fair, he’s got his own business and is extremely self-disciplined.
And my family…Dad and three of my sisters are all accountants. Not for me, way too boring (not that I am knocking anyone who does accountancy, it just wasn’t for me). I check the back door is locked before we go out and then re-check it. Always drink my water in gulp multiples of 2!
And we are both extremely stubborn, but then that is a bonus, it will also stem into determination to get things done.
I can see traits in both my NT sons. I guess when the genes balls were juggling for my beautiful D, they just collided a bit more, or fitted together a bit too closely.
Not that I would change her for anything. She’s my daughter who happens to have autism.
Would welcome comments, RTs etc.