Sunday, November 20, 2011

I shall frame this day in gold

Have had such a HUGELY fun day with my Feral Aspie Beastie, it's been one THE best days in a looooong time!
He wanted to explore the local Sunday market so we had to unearth one of Dad's old wheelchairs as he's strictly not allowed to weight-bear on his toe/foot.
It was a case of the blind leading the blind (almost literally) as he had to verbally direct me as I pushed him along.
It made for interesting conversation as I rediscovered muscles I haven't used for awhile!

We trundled along under the Warrigal Rd overpass - where gazillions of wild pigeons nest with their squillions of squabs -  just as a car full of 20-something yr old females drove past Feral Aspie was heard to exclaim,
"Check out mah ride, chicks!"
I refrained from asking which chicks in particular he was referring to!

The thing with the Feral Aspie teen is that he is the size of an adult, he looks like an adult and while he may have 5 uni subjects under his belt he still loves things like Ben 10, Transformers, Hot Wheels, Lego, etc.
Which means that when he hangs around the toy section in the supermarket or checks out the toys at the Sunday market people think he's weird in the former, a collector in the latter and try to charge him more, so I took great pleasure in pushing him over to the kids section today and letting him have his fun by checking out all the toys at his leisure without worrying about funny looks.
Cos the wheelchair is visable whereas the Autism isn't.

He has laughed and giggled today, due to me playing silly buggers, he's been so happy and relaxed, chatting and joking with me.
It's been a golden day :)


Kate @ UpsideBackwards said...

So lovely!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear this!


Eccentricess said...

Rainbow sunshineyness. Love.

River said...

I love hearing about golden days. I hope you have more of them.

Andrew said...

Some days just work. There is a lot to what you say about visibility and I am guilty of it myself.

Lizbeth said...

That sounds like bliss! I'm glad it was a good day, you can't ask for anything better than that.

Lydia La La said...

What a lovely memory. After reading your latest post re: people and their stupid comments, I wonder about the future of the polulation! Everything has to be visual.. What? no plaster, no blood well there's nothing wrong with the lad! Most people do not know how to react/treat handicapped people. If they are in a wheelchair, they'll talk louder and slower as if they are both deaf and stupid... [throwing my hands in the air in disgust] Best of luck...