"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."

"It is with the utmost affection for my own children and autistic children everywhere that I share these stories."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

On the Spectrum #95: The Wonder-Jake!

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I had a lot of fun drawing this.  : )

Hopefully I'm not dating myself too much with this one.  I assume most people with grade-school aged kids remember the Super-Friends growing up, right?  And the Wonder-Twins, Zann and Jaina?  Well, if not, you can Google it.  ; )

In any case, Jacob has a tendency to go into what we call "puddle mode," usually when when we're walking in a public places, parking lots, malls, etc... Very frustrating, and sometimes not very safe.  Anyone else get this sort of thing?

Oh, and... HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!  Hope everyone has a fun and safe time trick-or-treating!


Papa Bear said...

Nice job drawing the Jacob puddle! At that age, GL would drop to the ground and start thrashing around like an angry, slippery eel.

I trust the pinkeye is better?

Scott Lynn said...

LOL. Yep, all cleared up.

And come to think of it, it's been rather a long while since either has had a really fantastic meltdown, but we still get "puddle mode" quite a bit from Jacob. When he's done, he's DONE, I guess. :)

Kitty said...

My little brother was like this a few years ago, haha! Jacob will grow out of it!

Karla said...

This is somewhat awesome. By somewhat I mean completely, totally, and fabulously!

Form of... A boneless 8 year old!

I'm following you now.


Scott Lynn said...

@Kitty - Here's hoping! LOL

@Karla - Thanks so much! I'll check yours out as well!

Stephanie said...

It's fun to read, too!

I don't think you need an awareness of the Super-Friends to relate. I don't have one, and I certainly can relate. Usually it's not in parking lots, but it definitely happens with remarkable frequency.

My kids also have the ability to turn into rocks--muscles hard, weight inexplicably increased--when they are being picked up to go where they do not want to go.

Scott Lynn said...

@Stephanie - Ah, yes! The "Density Increase" super-power! I'd forgotten about that one. Yeah, we get that too. LOL

Tilly said...

This made me laugh - my Nipper does this a lot!

jillsmo said...

OMG this is so awesome!! My ASD kid is also named Jake/Jacob so it's EXTRA awesome for me.

Scott Lynn said...

@Tilly - Thanks! Always nice to hear from people who can relate!

@jillsmo - Thanks! And: excellent choice for a name, I might add! LOL

Anonymous said...

just when i thought it couldn't get any funnier...i see puddle mode. you are drawing my life without even realizing it...

hysterical. thank you...

Scott Lynn said...

@sj - All our children are different, but they all have so much in common, don't they? ;)