Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Too much screen time

I bought and wore two new shirts last week. No one in the family even noticed. I'm getting discouraged with the extreme screen time, video games, iPhones, iPads, laptop, my family engages in. Seems we spend so much time "playing" that we have stopped looking at and noticing each other.
I'm not sure how to address the issue and change things. I turn off my screen, but no one else seems to have that type of self-control.
 It's sad and I'm quite dismayed at how self-absorbed people have become. I'm not sure how to change it or get people to look at and actually interact with each other. Yeah, another moment I wish there were no iPhones and laptops...then again, aren't we mature and smart enough to change?

1 comment:

  1. "Yeah, another moment I wish there were no iPhones and laptops"

    - I absolutely agree, Amy.

    As I look out my front window, it is a nice, sunny afternoon, and yet there are no children playing outside and enjoying it. :(