So right! We are also (still) raising an young adult on the spectrum and it’s given us a lot of perspective about all kinds of things, including the nature of what and what is not an actual catastrophe.

Watermelon thrown on the rug of his bedroom until it cracks open and he can eat some? Very ingenious for a kid who knew he wasn’t allowed to play with knives. Smart boy!

Ran down the street to the neighborhood pool completely naked, but carrying his swimsuit? At least he thought to bring the suit and the life guards knew who he was and called us just about the time that we figured out where he must’ve gotten off to. No real harm done.

Decided he was tired of having sliding glass doors in his shower and tried to pull them out to make room for a shower curtain? Sure, we found him in a tub full of broken glass, but it was safety glass and he only had one small cut on his leg.

Perspective is everything! 😉

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