The sheer unpredictability of autism can be exhausting, overwhelming and sometimes just truly amazing and wonderful. Alec has had a bad week so we all have a bad week, our ability to be able to meet Alec's needs before he even knows what they are have been sorely tested, autism for Alec is about rules, the rules he has to get through the day, this goes all the way to where we park when we go shopping, which entrance, which lift. Everything has a ritual, we know them all well and the consequence of not doing them but occasionally he throws us a curve ball. The other day I needed petrol and before I have even stopped he is shrieking, once I get him calmed down he tells me I am at the wrong bowser.. So I move but he is so traumatised he is sucking his thumb and worrying eeyore with his head bowed and his eyes closed, Alec has gone for a little while.
Then Wednesday night out of the blue he is running around asking Michael to take photos of him, i swear I am not able to get a photo of his face for weeks at a time but here he was running squealing and posing, we played chasey, peek a boo.. Where's Alec? and anything we could think of and just kept taking pictures.