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Feb 02 2013

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#Autism and the importance of “guy time”


Today I took my 4 years old with autism,  Emmett, out to lunch.  There’s a really cheap Chinese place around the corner and they have a lunch buffet.

One of Emmett’s most favorite things in the word is Chinese food and he’s been asking to go at least once a day for awhile now.  I finally got paid today and so I thought I would surprise him with a trip to the Chinese buffet.

He was so excited and kept asking when it would be time to go.  :-)

I really think it’s important for me to spend as much time with him as I can. He’s going through a time in his young life that he really needs some guy time.

Emmett and I are pretty much with each other for most of the day. 

I feel like he really benefits from watching me interact with people in a public setting.  It seems to help iron out some of the social awkwardness, at least for him.

I try to have guy time with all my kids as often as possible.   Not only do they learn from my example but I learn from them as well. 

I managed to have guy time with both Elliott and Emmett this week and I’m really thankful that I was able to do that.  Sometimes life doesn’t allow for as much one on one time as I would like it to.  That’s why it’s so important to seize the opportunity to do so, whenever possible.


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