Lately, I have been wondering what is going on with my son, and not really in a negative way. He has autism, and we have known that for quite some time. But now he’s also two, so which is the reason for his current behavior?
I frequently over analyze and over think, so when something happens, I begin to wonder why. That’s the nature of the game.
The other day I was feeding Antonio, and one of our rules is that in order for him to eat he either has to sign more or say more. So since he wasn’t doing either, I gave in and gave him carrots. He threw the bowl. Then I came them back and found he had fed it to the dogs. What he wanted was his chicken. He wouldn’t eat his other food until he ate his chicken first.
The kid LOVES his meat. It never used to be like this, but now he has to do things HIS WAY or no way. He is incredibly stubborn, and I have no idea where this comes from!
So I begin to think… Is this part of the autism or have we entered the terrible twos? Does it even matter? Probably not. I thought this was pretty humorous and didn’t care much at the end of the day. But I try to hide the fact that he has autism sometimes. This word is still new to me.
I don’t always know what is defined as autism and what isn’t. I just know that my kid is not a “normal” two-year-old and it’s going to take a little bit longer before he catches up. So I take a deep breath and just shrug it off.
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