This is very true. PJ is autistic and has been addicted to Thomas the Tank Engine for years. He loves both the show and the toy trains, and whenever in train builder mode he would spend dead hours building and rebuilding track networks that criscross our living room.
When I was younger I used to find the show creepy, but it felt completely natural when PJ started showing interest in it. The only problem is that those trains are a really expensive hobby, but well worth it.
Another show that really helped over the years: Calliou. With Calliou PJ figured out most of the family member relationship dynamics that many autistic children have trouble with.
PJ’s current obsession is Kipper. The only real problem with Kipper is his accent, ever so often PJ starts speaking with an English accent, which is a little unsettling.
I look at these photos and cannot imagine how people can think there is no Creator God. Others look and cannot imagine that there is. If you really know the amazing order of the heavens, and how truly vast it is — you simply can’t wrap your mind around it all. Okay, maybe you can but I can’t.
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Psalm 8:3&4.
As a mother of loving twin boys with autism, who are becoming young men, this terrifies me. I have to watch every second to assure they are never put in a position where they can be accused of anything. They are very loving boys, and now at the age of 14, I am having to teach them not to hug children. Imagine. Because of society’s lack of common sense, a person cannot even hug anymore.
I hope my boys are never taken to a police station and interviewed because they can be talked into saying anything.