Monday, November 8, 2010

Ready for a Party

I don't know about you but I love reading posts with pictures. I usually write posts with pictures but not tonight. I took a picture the other day just to share but now that I've had time to think about it, I don't believe I will.

On Saturday as I was doing a bit of cleaning (I don't seem to ever get it all done at the same time. Things around her get done in bits and pieces.) Keaton decided it was time to set the table. He got out some plastic plates and some paper plates and put one at each spot at the table. Next he took the kitchen stools and placed them around the table in preparation for a THANKSGIVING PARTY. Although I did tell him that we weren't have a party that day, I left the table set. A little while later, my cousin and her family stopped by to pick up something and they rang the bell. Keaton was soooooo very excited. I do believe he thought our Thanksgiving Party company had arrived. He went to each of them, touched them on the arm and said, HEY. It was great.

He just amazes me so. He knows so much more than we give him credit for at times. If only we could have just a brief glimpse into what he is thinking..... wouldn't that be something!!

(Note to new readers or those who do not know: Keaton has autism. He doesn't always share his thoughts and feelings with us.)

Until next time....


  1. I'm so glad Rob gave us a link to the family blog while he was still at NB. I love reading the posts about Keaton's latest adventures. The things he does and says fascinate me. I'm like you. I would love to know how an autistic mind works and what they are actually seeing and thinking in comparison to what a non-autistic mind is seeing and thinking.

    There is a book written by a gentleman with high-functioning autism. He goes into a lot of detail about how he sees things. He sees in patterns and colors. The title escapes me right now but I'll send it your way when I remember.

    The movie, Temple Grandin, was another fascinating account. She inspires me to overcome anything that is in my way.

  2. Found it! Born on a Blue Day