"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, November 7, 2010

On the Spectrum #96: The Wonder-Michael!

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There was supposed to be a joke about him being "impervious to cold" in there as well, but I couldn't fit it in.  Oh well. ;)


Stephanie said...

My youngest is like that. I could be wearing layers of sweaters against the cold and he's running around in his diaper, and feeling cozy warm.

Though, I must admit I was hoping that the transition from diapers to underwear would obligate the wearing of clothes. Apparently not.

Jennifer said...

MUAHAHA!! That is hilarious ... and true.. and apparently quite common among our a-typical kids.LOL, Hilarious. This is one of the best blogs I have ever read. Thanks for making me see the humor in Autism. We are similar in that we tease our son about his flapping (that sounds meaner than it is). We ask if he is going for "Frequent flier miles" etc.

Scott Lynn said...

@Stephanie - "I was hoping the transition from diapers to underwear would obligate the wearing of clothes." LOL! Nope!

@Jennifer - It does (sound meaner) but so can a lot of what I do here, if taken out of its affectionate context. And honestly, I might want to USE that line at some point! :) You mind?

Thanks so much for your comments! I'm glad you like it!

jillsmo said...

LMAO!!! That was also how we knew his hearing was fine.

Scott Lynn said...

@jillsmo - I know, right?! While the above scene has played out numerous times, very first version of it for us was before he was diagnosed. It was at a family gathering and we're all in the kitchen (including Michael.) There a LOT of noise as we're all talking about any number of things (including Michael) when all of the sudden he gets up and runs to the living room. What he heard the rest of couldn't until we all went quiet, wondering where he was going: "La-La La-LA, La-La La-LA, ELMO'S WOLRD!" coming from the TV in there. We still got his hearing checked, but weren't very suprised at that point to find out that THAT wasn't the issue. LOL

Karla said...

My son also runs around in his underwear all the time. And it is COLD here in winter! Sometimes he'll wear a shirt but he's happiest as Captain Underpants. He also sits with his feet folded under his rear just as you showed in the comic.

Nice job! It made me smile!

Angelina said...

Hahaha. I like that. Clever :)

Scott Lynn said...

@Karla - It's FREEZING here too. He's wearing pants now, usually, but still no shirt. (Rarely, anyway.) We can usually get him to wear this fleece robe we got him for christmas. It's got pirate skulls-n-crossbones on it. It's cute, he likes it. Also, my wife does martial arts, and also likes the fact that he basically sits "seisa."

@Angelina - Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

cracking up. rename him patrick, and it's my son! usually mostly naked. can hear a cookie a mile away. super-selective hearing...as in i don't exist unless i physically pick him up or turn off the game...and then...the blanket covering him. "you can't see me..."

well-played. can't wait to keep reading these!!!!

Scott Lynn said...

@sj - Thanks! Glad you enjoy them!