I wish my son, Tristan, could talk. I want to understand how he processes life. It is one of the great mysteries of raising a non-verbal son.
Sometimes I can see in his eyes small glimpses oh how he thinks. I have to watch him very carefully to pick up on different facial expressions- usually very subtle.
One day I said to him, “Let’s get out paper and markers to do to crafts.”
Tristan was very excited. We went to the closet to get out the items. Then he grabbed his Lite-Brite sheets from the LIte-Brite box.
With his eyes, he asked me a question. “Could I cut up these sheets?”
I answered “Yes,” because he doesn’t use the sheets with the Lite Brite. Tristan puts the pegs in the hole’s freestyle pattern.
I could see the excitement in his eyes. He had joy using his toy in his way to play! I wondered to myself how long he has wanted to cut up these sheets! Then he tapes his “art” to our patio door to display.
Enjoy a glimpse into our home from the lighter side of autism!