Here are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head, at any given moment, during my day to day life, for which I have no answer:
Why, if there is sensory overload, can my son watch TV, play a video game and play a song on his iDevice simultaneously and understand what is going on for each thing at all times? If I make a change to any of it, he comes back and puts it as it was before I made the change.
Why must he have two cars lined up on top of each other still in the box and everywhere else in the room, there is chaos so I trip over or step on something no matter where I go? For some things, he could care less where they are or where they are left. For others, if I move anything even a millimeter, he comes back and puts it as it was.
Why is it that my son can watch the same 45 seconds of the same episode of the same show over 600 times and when the 601st time comes on, he melts down, freaks out and demands that it be shelved indefinitely? Why can he talk about and recite the planets in order 325 times, talk about black holes and nebulas til I’m blue in the face, and then ban all astronomy books, talks, and assorted paraphernalia for indefinite periods?
Why does my son demand to eat nothing other than Frosted Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Pop Tarts for breakfast for four months and then refuse to eat them on day one of month five? Then, another four months later, he will bring the jilted pop-tart back in the fold?
Why does my son ask me to sing the Spongebob Squarepants Campfire Song and refuse to allow me to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
Why does my son dare me to take him places he does not want to go (the doctor, tunnels, car washes) and only quit his 54th repetitive dare in a row when I call his bluff?
Why must my son ride the elevator “up” and not simply “down”? And why on Earth must he ride it at all? When will the escalator cease to be so fascinating?
Why do I have to be asked what color every physical object in our universe is, every hour of every day, when he knows the answer?
I’m just wondering…