Tuesday, January 8, 2008

If Everyone Cared...

I am fortunate and grateful that you all do care... and if wishes made it so, I would be the healthiest woman around!  Thank you all!

I immediately felt better yesterday after getting it out on the blog.  Kind of like that primal scream therapy of the 70's; this is mine!!  I let it out, and begin to move forward again!

I am having a better day!

Funny thing, yesterday, I hit enter on that entry, to Hammer yelling, 'MOM!' and hearing him running up the basement stairs.  As he barrels past me and to the front door, he informs me, 'The bag is leaking!', which I could see, and out the door he went.

Hammer was changing the cat box and the liner, apparently, was slit open from the cats.  He realized it at the basement stairs, and instead of stopping and heading back to the box and bagging it in a garbage bag, he PANICKED and ran up the stairs and out the door. 

ACK.  You guessed it.  Litter everywhere. 

So, yeah, a lot of vacuuming ensued.  I did the foyer and hall, Hammer did the basement stairs.  We discussed how it would have been better handled.  Hammer, my brilliant genius child, can drop everything on a dime and explain relativity, string theory, and superposition of matter, but the common sense stuff is a little tougher. 

Such is Asperger's!  We laughed about it a little, and he told me today, that I had permission to share the story.  And, he wants me to use this lolcat we found that is about Autism/Asperger's on I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?.

If you have been reading my journal for long enough, then you know that Hammer likes to educate people about Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.  ;-)

Last night, at dinner we actually had a long discussion explaining the number phi (prounounce 'fee') which is the Golden Ratio, and how it is related to the Fibonacci numbers!  I have to say, I love this stuff too (which is probably where Hammer gets it), but everyone else tried to listen and follow along!  Fuzzy actually remembered the Fibonacci's from a NUMB3RS (tv show) episode! 

We always talk about all the 'neurotypical' stuff (we don't say 'normal' around here, that implies that Hammer is not!),  so it is really nice when Hammer gets to have a good conversation about the things that are important and interesting to him!

Anyhow, be sure to read the lolcat at the bottom, and remember to be patient with quirky people, sometimes it is just that their brains work differently than yours!

be well,
Dawn

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21 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Tell your son that I too love Numbers though I do not have the knowledge to follow a lot of their problem solving...I just love people who can do that. So that makes your son quite special. Me, when I hear string theory I think of Shirley McClaine and that we are all tied to something in the universe theory..lol. Glad you are feeling a bit better, we all have days though....love, Sandi

sangrialel said...

I am so glad to hear that today is better for you!  Linda

swmpgrly said...

glad your feeling a little better .
lol at the litter story...yuk

jckfrstross said...

LOL Hammer you are such a smart young man:) love the lol cat. Dwn glad you are feeling a little better:)

Deb

mousedaisy13 said...

((((hugs)))) Dawn and Hammer i'm a bit on the "quirky" side myself ty for sharing the story

ukgal36 said...

I like Hammer...smart young man...
rmember you can't touch this...always think of it when you write about hammer..LOL
hugs
Lyn

queeniemart said...

Hammer sounds like an awesome kid to me!!! Love the cat pics and sayings...so glad you are feeling better too.  I was worried.
hugs, lisa

deshelestraci said...

Poor guy.  I know you didn't appreciate have to do that much extra cleaning.  Love the lol cats!
Traci

wwfbison said...

Awe, I love the graphic....I think it is terrific he tries to educate people about aspergers.  I had not been familiar with this until I saw America's Next Top Model this season ~ one of the girls, a beautiful girl in photos had aspergers.  She talked about it freely and I came away really liking this girl for her courage.  Glad you are feeling better today.
Lisa

libragem007 said...

I like the "enlightment.." my son saw it and we both laugh!
I'm loving your cat pictures here..
Take care,
Gem ~

chat2missie said...

More people need to learn about it!
Missie

emabecmar said...

hope your having a great week. (((((((hugs))))))
Love,
Cindy

coelha said...

Oh no!!  Kitty litter!!  I am glad you are feeling better----I always feel better after I write about it too!  I have a feeling your son is going to help a lot of people throughout his lifetime.  P.S.  Remember, now--I'm psychic..lol.  Hugs - Julie

nay0114 said...

OH MAN.. well at least it got cleaned up. He was trying. Glad you're feeling a little better after letting it all out. Love the graphics.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

pharmolo said...

We're all unique, Dawn. Hammer is a little more unique than everybody else :-)
I've met people with Asperger's and their minds are brilliant...

sunnyside46 said...

Okay, tell Hammer this one.
I washed a pillow.
An old pillow
an old pillow that exploded in the washer
So what did I do?
I pulled out the foam covered blanket I had washed with the pillow
And shook it!
Lot s of foam
Everywhere!
Marti

mleighin21st said...

Groan!  That's happened to me before.  Or worse, after cleaning out the fridge and leaving a trail of undescribableness......              
Hang in there kiddo.
I think the Lolcat is a great idea.  I'll go vote if it gets up there.  I haven't really had that much experience with Autism or Asperger's, so the glimpses of it here are educational for me.  
The math thing?  Not so much.  ;)
                                    Happy Hump Day,  Leigh

 

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet, Dawn!  My oldest would get along so well with you and Hammer.  Science and numbers are her languare and have the rest of us with our mouthes dropped.  Bless Hammer for allowing you to share the kitty.  HUGS  Chris

eml625 said...

What sweet story of your Hammer! All that talk would make me dizzy!
God Bless him!
hugs,
Ellen

tish852tlc said...

What a great way to relate to his Mom.  You two sound a lot alike.  I would be totally clueless standing there going "huh and or duh".  Hugs.  Tish G.

randlprysock said...

Yay you are feeling better!!!! Hugs,
Lisa