I've talked many times over the years about Spencer and his
love of printing pictures of trains off the internet.
He tapes them together and folds them accordion-style
and builds these stacks containing thousands of pages!
About twice a year, when the stacks get so high they start to
topple over, I sneak and remove several inches from the bottom
of each stack. Well, today I was cleaning up in their bedroom
and noticed how badly they needed to be thinned out.
I filled two garbage bags full and got a little nervous that
I'd taken too many! But it sure looked better!
There was no turning back at that point, so I hid the garbage
bags in the garage and distracted Spencer the best I could when
he arrived home with chatting about this day, offering a snack
and giving him another sucker to put in his row.
Spencer noticed something was different but he
didn't seem upset. He made note that his line of suckers
was untouched, as were his stacks of DVD's, so he seemed
to be alright with things. Whew!
Living with strange quirks takes some flexibility
and you have to keep your sense of humor.
It could be worse, right? lol....
And Keith...your latest train magazine to the boys is taped
to the top of the stack furthest on the right. :)
It's Autism Awareness Day today!
If you know a family living with autism, make
sure you send them some love!
You seriously have no idea how difficult it is.
Autism affects every area of their lives.