Eli is driving me crazy lately. I almost believe that as soon as the Aspergers Diagnosis was written down that he suddenly has every single trait of an Aspergers kid running on full steam. The most annoying part of his behavior of late is his literal interpretation of everything that you say or do. If you dare say, give me two minutes Eli and I will get you a snack, he counts out the seconds. If you say the movie starts in five minutes it better start in five minutes. Any and every situation where something is defined or measured there is not guestimation, estimation or exaggeration allowed. It is literally. If you say, “Eli, you are killing me” he actually thinks he is killing you. By the way, never say that to an Aspergers child because he wouldn’t stop saying he was sorry for killing me for hours. Half a day later he asked me when I was going to finally die because he was killing me. You would think that would be considered a sense of humor, but not really. He was pretty serious.
Eli is whining all of the time as well. He complains that he never gets his way and that he always has to do what we tell him. I find that pretty normal but he takes it to an extreme. I blame a lack of strict schedule that is causing all of this. It is summer time and he is off from school. I fear 2nd grade is going to be a challenge.