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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980
Friday, 20 April 2012
OVER THE FALLS IN AN AUTISTIC BARREL
But as we dug deeper into what could be causing all the problems, we suspected that the Easter break could be the culprit. Since Jacob goes to a Catholic school, the Easter break focuses on the resurrection of Jesus after his death. So recently Jacob's been asking about his old dog Max.
"Will Max ever come home?"
Heartbreak. It's so hard to explain that Max is with the angels and that he's never coming home. It appears that the whole death and resurrection of Jesus has brought Max's death back into the forefront. We're lucky that Jacob doesn't ask about Max all the time, but it does seem that the sadness associated with Max's death is always on Jacob's mind. There's no question that this is the reason behind the recent poor behaviour. And honestly, how could it not be?
After this week of work and school, I think we're going to just TRY and relax for the next couple of days. Shannie has school tomorrow, so maybe Jacob and I will visit the art gallery or something like that. But if Jacob wants to stay home, I'm great with that idea too. I'd like to just put this week behind us and start fresh on Monday. And maybe Jacob can get back on track. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.