Many of you probably know that having a hard time dealing with change is a pretty standard trait for kids with autism.
Many of you also know (especially if you've done any research) that everyone has many autistic traits. And once you know what they are you see them everywhere.
But I was still a little surprised that it's our Monkey that's been having the hardest time with some changes lately. Small changes.Case in point: This week Aaron put a new toilet seat on the upstairs toilet.
And Monkey FREAKED.
It was after his bedtime, but he'd gotten up to pee and discovered the switch.
Back in bed, he had a full-blown all out meltdown tantrum.
You know, the ones where they are crying/yelling so hard that only one syllable can come out at a time (with gasps in between)?
THIS-IS-JUST-LIKE-THE-COM-FY-CHAIR! (That we got rid of, remember? Still holding that against us, apparently.)
And my favorite line:
Ahem. For the record, when we moved the chair outside, we found a little toy in the cushions. Then we checked the rest of the cushions. We didn't have STUFF in the chair, exaggerator.
Aaron was shocked at how upset he was: "I'm trying to comfort him here, but I can't help laughing."
I wasn't so shocked. This is the kid who is still a little ticked that we switched the playroom flooring. Apparently, the new red rug isn't as good as the old gross pink carpeting for itching your back.
And somehow he picked up on (Spidey Sense?) the fact that we're starting to think about ripping out all the upstairs carpet, too. He will be so mad when we take out his (UGLY, dark green) wall-to-wall.
No, really, he ended up crying himself to sleep about the toilet seat!
You can never predict how children will act/react.
p.s. He woke up and never complained about the toilet seat again. Odd duck.