Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow #Autism #Storms

Over the last few years, one of the newer developments in DC's storm perseveration is having to watch and yell "Storm Go Away".  It used to be he would get in storm position on the couch with his book or his iPad (this is not to say that he actually read or watched anything - he was busy scripting about the storm, over and over and over again, but the intent was there). 

Facebook From Facebook Statuses May 31, 2017
"He's starting to get anxious about the thunder (that I don't even hear yet). He's been to every window and door in the house and then broke into song. 
( I just now heard the first boom of thunder and "Vickie!!! COME HERE!!!) #TheSunWillComeOutTomorrow "


Yesterday I switched the channel to news after DC left for work for the 10 minutes I had before I had to leave for work. I forgot to switch it back when I shut the TV off.

When we got home, and switched the TV on, DC who wasn't even in the room... started.

"Mom! Change the channel!"
Pointing and staring
"Change the channel"

It just so happened that there was something on that I wanted to see so I told him I would change it in a minute.....

More pointing, staring and standing right in front of it. "No News! Change the Channel!"
And even more pointing and staring....

We had been out at a camp meeting so it was close to 8 pm. I told him he needed to go up and take a shower. He went upstairs. I got the water to the correct temp for him and I was in my room folding clothes (I still stand around close to the bathroom the whole time he is in the shower in case of a seizure).

He took his shower, got out and I heard him "Mom, DC is very nervous" 

I had forgotten about the TV and really could not even hear it upstairs.

What are you nervous about?

"Change the channel! No news! No 'Wea-ver'"

Me: Okay, I am going to change the channel right now.

Those of you that are new here probably do not know that I am not allowed to watch the news without bringing about total anxiety.. In DC's mind, the news means the weather and watching the weather can only bring a storm!

I just got home from work today and it is looking pretty shaky outside. It's been so hot, I am sure whatever is coming will include Thunder and Lightning ......

This will not be any fun at all because last night's anxiety was NOTHING compared to what is coming.
And yes, I do understand now that it will be all my fault for turning on the news yesterday...... Completely my fault...

#ItsAllMyFault #NoStormToday #WhatsMySuperPower

From FB Statuses 6/13/2017

On Monday night we had a pretty good storm here, complete with wind, torrential rain, thunder and lightning.
DC, in-between yelling for me and telling me he was "Nervous", "Scared" and the many other things he will repeat over and over again, started the standing in the doorway and running to the window routine.
The singing began; "Tomorrow", of course.... but then surprisingly enough, he went into "Here Comes the Sun". 
I was shocked because DC really does not know all that many songs that are not based in Disney. 
Me: DC, how do you know that song?
DC: (stops singing)The Parent Trap (resumes singing)

Even in the midst of a storm, he can still come up with something relating to Disney.

It was nice to switch things up a bit....

That would be the Lindsay Lohan remake for those of you who are not versed in all things Disney.

More about the 'wea-ver' 

The Struggle is Real - More about the 'Wea-ver"


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