This post is to dispel any misconception that we could throw 3 autistic
teenage boys in the jeep, drive 8 hours away and stay in a hotel
for 5 days without there being some anxious moments. :)
Yes, for the most part they were great, but there were a few times
when I thought they acted like they had been through enough.
Alex was the most anxious, and I was really surprised when he
refused to have a bowel movement the entire time we were gone.
I guess he just didn't feel comfortable away from home!
Sorry, but just keeping it real, especially for my parents-of
autistic-kids here. :) And after we had been
traveling home on Tuesday for about 6 hours
he cried big crocodile tears for a good 30 minutes.
Poor buddy. I think he had been stretched and pushed over his
limit far enough. He was happy and 'relieved' when we
got home and all was well again! ha.
But for the most part, they really did very well!
And they really loved the dance floor at the wedding reception!
The music was loud, but they all wore their sound-reducing headsets
and did just fine....except for those moments I captured in the
first collage above. lol....
I loved how everyone danced with them. So fun!
We also took them out of their comfort zone and ate at
Red Robin one evening. That's another loud place! ha.
I peeled the corn bread off of a corn dog and Spencer
ate that with mandarin oranges off the kids menu.
Harry ate fries. And Alex, was thrilled with an onion
ring tower and chicken fingers. I'm glad we tried it. Sometimes it's
just easier to do what you know they are comfortable with.
But it's also good to push them a little and try something new.