1. GP
    April 15, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

    I think he may be trying to tell you that he’s not getting neurotypical humor. My daughter tells me the same thing. She says that she rarely gets why neurotypical people are laughing about certain things.

    Sometimes, she asks what’s so funny about something that everybody laughs about (e.g when watching a sitcom with audience laughter in the background). And to be honest, if I think about it, often it is really not funny; or at least, we should not laugh about it.

    Like when they always build in jokes at the expense of the less intelligent character that almost any sitcom seems to have. Laughing about that is actually rude and mean. I used to think that my daughter did not laugh much during TV shows etc. because of her literal thinking and difficulty understanding sarcasm and jokes. But in reality, while difficulty understanding sarcasm plays a role, I think she is just much more sensitive. We really should not laugh about many of the things we are conditioned to laugh at.

    I know that my daughter knows how to laugh though. We have had many belly laughs together lately. Her sense of humor is much, much kinder than what I see among my allistic peers and in pop culture and our society in general. Now, I just try to apply her sense of humor, and when she laughs, it just melts my heart. Because of her, I have learned a better, gentler, sweeter sense of humor.


  2. Cathy
    April 16, 2019 @ 10:27 pm

    Your boy has 4 siblings who can be responsible for him if something should happen to you and your husband. That should give you some peace. If for some reason you don’t think that will be up to the responsibility, start talking about it now. Make it non-negotiable: when you will take care of Jack, not if.It seems like you have a lovely, loving family who will be up for whatever comes their way. God bless you and your family.


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