His brain doesnt work the same way ours does. Im scared it's going to get him in trouble.
He is upset because Mum won't let him walk home after school when most of the other kids his age are allowed.
"Why not?" he asks Mum.
"Let's play a game," she says, "let's pretend you're walking home and a stranger in a car pulls up..."
"What colour car?" he interrupts
"It doesn't matter" she replies.
"Yes it does, I want to know what colour car this man will be in"
"Ok fine, it's going to be a green car. So this man, he winds down his window and asks you what your favourite thing in the whole world is..."
"POKÉMON!!!" he interrupts again.
"Ok, so this man he says "Pokémon huh? And what's your favourite Pokémon? Oh really? Because I just so happen to have a fantastic new toy of that in the backseat of my car. Would you like to...""
"OH WOULD HE MUM?!?!" he interrupts again, "what is it? Do you think he would show me, do you think he would let me touch it? Play with it? What is it? Tell me"
"And that, my son, is the reason you cant walk home alone yet"
"Because you would not only talk to a stranger you would probably get in the car with him if he asked."
"Oh," he says, disappointed in himself.
His hand-eye co-ordination is not so good. The boys at school never let him play handball with them because he "sucked." So his parents taught him at home. But now the boys have come up with plans each time he's in, so that he gets out first time. Each plan they use is different every time, each move is carefully planned and executed, thus making him even more of an outsider, more of a loner and more of a weirdo. It upsets him and makes him angry and not want to play anymore. It hurts and upsets me that they do that to him, just because he is a little different. Every time I visit him, I play handball and do lots of different things to try to help him learn, he's getting a lot better.
He is very bright and I think the other kids are jealous. I know I am. And I think that is why theyre mean to him. Its unfair and un-called for.
His brain doesnt work the same way ours does, because he his autistic. But I wouldnt change my brother for the world.