Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's not Rocket Science!

For those of you who didn't already know our oldest son Britton (10) was diagnosed last year with Aspergers Syndrome. A.S. is on the Autism Spectrum, and is affectionately called the "little professor" syndrome. So needless to say a child with A.S. is quite smart, but not very coordinated. (Family think of our cousin Sione!!!)oh how we tortured him:(
Last week I picked the boys up from school and Britton insisted we go to the park. "Mom I want to show you something" ...I'm thinking I have already seen every rock in the park! "MOM I have a surprise for you!" "OK"
We get out of the van and I'm expecting him to show me something he saw on the ground through the school fence. I'm not kidding!! To my delight he jumped up on the swing and away he went. I asked him where did you learn to swing, who was finally able to get you to move your body the right way? (if you have seen my sweet boy try any type of movement which requires coordination before, you know what I mean) he proceeds to tell me in his best Rocket Science Language ( believe me I was lost) of how he figured it out by watching other kids. I was so lost I can't even come close to repeating it.
Then on Friday he mastered his BIKE. (I didn't get so lost in the Rocket Science Language this time . Yeah me!) Mom is so proud of her sweet boy! These are huge steps for him. and As SierraDawn put it "It's about time now we can ALL now go on a bike ride!!!"
Now if we could only get him to catch a ball?