Conversations with an Aspie teen

When your Asperger's son is deep in adolescence, it's sometimes hard to tell whether their behaviour and conversation is more autistic or teenager. Two examples below from (extremely intelligent) Son1:

Son1: Are you saying I'm fat?

Me: No, it's just that I need to put my office chair down and I don't have the weight to push it.

Son1: So you ARE saying I'm fat.

Me: No, but you're five inches taller than me and therefore heavier.

Son1: I know you think you're 5' 3" but you're not. You're 5' 1". Which means I'm seven inches taller than you.

Me: Deep sigh.

Later...

Son1: What's this suitcase doing at the bottom of the stairs?

Me: It's your suitcase that I've been asking you to take upstairs for the last three days.

Son1: No you haven't.

Me: Yes I have, ever since you got back.

Son1: No you asked me to take my CASE upstairs and this is a suitcase, so I didn't know what you were talking about.

Me: Slaps own forehead.

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Tania Tirraoro

Founder, CEO, Editor at Special Needs Jungle
Founder of Special Needs Jungle. Parent of two young adults with autism. Tania is a member of the Whole School SEND Expert Reference Group for SEND Leadership, the Ofsted SEND Inspections Stakeholders Group, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Royal Holloway, University of London Centre of Gene and Cell Therapy.
She is also an experienced broadcast and print journalist & author. Tania also runs a PR, web & social media consultancy, SocialOro Media. She is a Rare Disease & chronic pain patient advocate with Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
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Stephanie NImmo
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How about his one;

Me (to aspie teen) – can you put your little sister’s coat on

son: no

me : why

son: because it’s too small

Me: doh! Can you put your little sister’s coat on her

Son: no

Me: why

Son: because I’m in the middle of Skyrim

at which point I count to ten……

Tania Tirraoro
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Ah, Skyrim delaying tactics, I know them well..

Nat
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Nat

Briliiant, this is what my son sounds like. Fortunately it makes me smile inside (at the moment)

Crystal Thirion
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OMG sooo my life