Alright Fourth of July, my Aspie was headed out to the fire works with her BFF. We were going to stay home and watch them from the park. No traffic, no crowds and the explosions aren’t too loud. Well, Ephraim starts randomly hitting people and flapping around the living room. When I finally get him to tell me why, he tells me while shaking I can’t wait for the FIREWORKS!! Who knew? So every five minutes from the time the sun started to set till 5 after 9 cause they didn’t start on time, Ephraim asked was it time yet? And slugged various members of the family off and on through out the evening. When the show finally started…he loved them, wanted to know what the sounds were, why they were different colors, shot in different directions and why was there so much smoke. It was great to see him enjoy them so much!
We figured the next day he would be back to his old self, but not so much…we had a run of extreme behavior that even kept us from attending services on Saturday. We were at the end of our rope when he woke up this morning right as rain. I don’t know if it was the 4th or just a run of bad weather, but I’m glad this one’s over!
- San Diego Fireworks Flop (Oops!) (fox2now.com)
- How Not To Celebrate The Fourth Of July (humor.gunaxin.com)