Wednesday, February 17, 2016


A large box arrived on Wednesday from Amazon.  I LOVE Amazon!  It’s the best thing EVER invented!  Okay, maybe not THE best, but it’s sure close. 

Anyway…I start to pull at the tape holding the box closed and Max appears next to me.  He's got ninja skills I think.  Stealthy. 

“What did you order? Did you order another child?” Max asks.

I can't help it. I laugh.  What a funny thing to say. I’m thinking…where in the world did THAT come from?

“What?” Max asks. He doesn’t see what’s so funny. “Is there a child in there?”

I’m pretty sure I laughed even harder.  Seriously? Where the heck does he come up with this stuff.  He’s such a crack up!

Autism. Autism sees the world differently.  

“No!” I replied. “It’s just toilet paper.”

He’s completely let down.  He shoulders slouch and he replies with very little feeling, “Oh.”

And I am left laughing.  Yep. This is life with Max.  Autism has surely made our lives more interesting as he has gotten older.  It definitely wasn’t this fun when he was a toddler.  HOLY COW!  I’ll take him at 14 years old any day!