Alright, controversial subject time. I might make some readers uncomfortable with this and others will get totally into it.
No, I don’t think my son sees dead people…
This morning Silas was mad at me because I told him he couldn’t have his iphone for the rest of the day because he hit Isaac. He’s sitting behind me on the step, being grouchy, while I’m making his lunch for school. I’m having an internal dialogue happening and I thought man, I should just give it back to him. (Bad idea, I know, I never give in to that stuff unless they REALLY deserve it.) Right after thinking that, Silas said “Mom I know you said you should give it back to me”.
I told him I didn’t say anything and then he said “I can hear all your words, even the ones you don’t say.”
So….like…..all the blood is rushing from my face now and I’m feeling a little light-headed. Also feeling slightly proud because I think stuff like this is really cool. But he actually REALLY creeped me out there.
Truth is, he does that….sometimes. He will answer my questions that I’m thinking but only if it’s something that REALLY has to do with him. I might be thinking “Maybe I should take the boys to the park today” and he will reply “yes mom, let’s go to the park today”. It just doesn’t happen that often.
Another time, when he was about three, we were getting him ready to go to preschool when he walked over to his chalk board and wrote Sirus on it. I thought he was just playing with his name but later that day, Isaac and I were in Chapters and I met a mom with a son named Sirus. Freaky stuff.
There’s actually some books written on this subject. Some people believe that kids with autism are Crystal Children or Indigo Children….which is this new generation of people who have special gifts. They think that all these children with autism are more being “sent” to earth than there really being an accidental epidemic. That’s, of course, another person’s idea and not my own.
I definitely have some friends with kids who are like this, not always kids with autism but “spirited” or “gifted” children. I’m very interested to have other parents and other people with autism/aspergers to chime in here and let me know if you’ve some crazy 6th sense experiences. I know I sure have, myself, especially when I was a kid.
I’m definitely a believer in these things, it’s hard to deny it when it happens right in front of your face like that….or spending an evening watching Long Island Medium (she’s cray cray)
Autism…you’re an interesting thing.