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Literal Child

Of late, our son is interested in making jokes.

He’s extremely literal and humor can be tough for him.

This morning he accosted me with yet another “joke,” sure this time that he’d come up with a winner. I’d just sent him to tame a cowlick, which triggered his idea.

He: “Why doesn’t it take a long time for a dog to comb its hair in the morning?”

Me: “I don’t know; why doesn’t it take a long time for a dog to comb its hair in the morning?”

He: “Because dogs don’t HAVE hair. They have fur!”(Wild grin.) “Get it??? Good one, right?”

He sauntered off, chuckling and muttering happily to himself, “How can they comb hair if they have fur? Good one. Good one.”

Ah, my literal child.

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“What can I get you?”

Pressed from Rainorshineblogger.com …you should stop by. I love this one:

 

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So this week we had to choose our criteria for our future children. It felt a little bit like going to Subway: I’ll have a six inch Hearty Italian with tuna, NO cheese. Toasted, but with the …

Source: “What can I get you?”

Suicide Rates are Higher in Autistic Adults.

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Photo Credit: Helen Harrop, Suicide Survivor

One of my blogging buddies wrote the article below. When I wrote my Suicide post, she mentioned that the original title could be misinterpreted by adults on the Autism spectrum. I reworked a couple areas of the post for clarity, then asked if she’d be willing to write a piece about suicide and Autism.

If you’ve been reading Hypervigilant for a while, you know I have strong feelings about the need to understand those with Autism. Her writing definitely supports that goal. Every sentence of this post is worth your time. And if you don’t already follow her blog, you should. She’s phenomenal.

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Another blogger asked me to write this. After a misunderstood blog post title apeared that they posted. With all the noise about vaccines and Autism in children, a very serious matter is being over…

Source: Suicide rates higher is Autistic adults.

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