When new kids come over to our home for the first time, I tell them that we only have two rules in our house for those under eighteen years of age. The first is “No acting childish.” The second is “No having fun.” If they always follow these two rules, they will never get in trouble as most everything they can think of doing is either childish or fun, or both. Hence our household rules!
Over and over, day in and day out I butt heads with my hubby. He asks me if I think his Aspergers is getting worse. I’m not sure is ‘worse’ is the right description, but I do think that it is becoming more pronounced.
So often it’s simple communication that snarls things up. One of Steve’s ‘rules’ is to not use too many words. From what I’ve read, many Aspies feel the same way about talking; they don’t want to speak too much. They abhor chit chat. They like people around them to speak directly and to the point. No idle talk, unless it’s about their particular focus of interest.