One of the quirks of autism is that they take things literally. You have to be careful what you say around them. Like the other day I said to Perkie “let’s keep an eye out for the planes”, so the question was “why do I need to take my eye out, I’m watching the planes”. I explained it was just a saying but he didn’t understand.
Anyway back to taking things literally film makers don’t understand the impact they make on children. Here is a classic example and one that I am finding hard to explain. We watched the film Marley and me in fact we have seen it a few times now.
Guess what’s coming, yes its
” Can I have a Marley?” Then it was
“dad can we go to the pet farm, to get a Marley”.
I have actually been thinking about getting dog as I think it would be good for them, for pat therapy. So stupid me said ” When you both start sleeping in your bed, then we will get a Marley ”
Well this morning they got up and said “I slept in my bed, let’s go to the pet farm to get Marley”
When will I learn to think about what I say.
Thank goodness it wasn’t Marmaduke we watched, that doesn’t bear thinking about hahaha