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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Photos of people, kids sleeping

I've been guilty of it myself, snapping a picture of my little honey fast asleep in the car seat, or passed out on the floor in his bedroom, too tired to get into bed.
In giving these "sleeping pics" a little bit of thought and seeing way too many of them on fb, I've stopped sharing. I've stopped looking, liking, commenting on sleeping pics. I think it's wrong, an invasion of personal space and trust.
People asleep are at their most vulnerable. They can't say, "leave me alone"..they can't give consent or agree...they are helpless and need to trust those around to protect and respect them.
Yes, sleeping kids are angelic, cute and adorable...but be careful who you share with. Think about how your child would feel.
I've stopped taking sleeping pics. I certainly am against anyone photographing me. It's bad enough I don't have an enclosed place to sleep without everyone hearing my snoring.
Sleeping is a private affair. No spectators please.

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