Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Just Put It Into Gear...
As it was quite chilly this morning I decided to drive our van down to the bus stop instead of walking down. Once I was parked I allowed Brian to unbuckle himself and climb into the front to sit on my lap. He was excited as he doesn't usually get that view and started immediately yanking the wheel back and forth. I laughed, and looked back at Corbin and said, "Brian is going to drive us to school." No sooner that the words escaped my lips, my van lurched forward.
I quickly turn back to Brian to see his hand on the shifter and his little foot stretching down so the tip of his shoe is just barely pushing the gas pedal. My reflexes luckily were on and I quickly braked and put the van back into park.
This is not the first time my little man has surprised me with his knowledge of how things work. Like the time he took apart a whole shelf in a short period of time that really required a screwdriver to remove the screws (still wondering how he did that one). Or how he figures out how to use all electronics before I even do.
Even though I've been living in this "autistic world" for a few years now I still find it interesting how so many of our kiddos with autism seem to not soak anything in yet can figure out the parts to a whole and how things work without ever being formally taught it.
As we all like to say, I have a little engineer on my hands.
Posted by Heather Nelson at 10:05 PM