Normally , a parent wouldn’t be so excited to see their child get caught in a lie. If you are said parent, then you don’t have a child with autism. That I can guarantee! When you have a child with autism, you learn to celebrate all accomplishments as gifts from God. I celebrated such a gift yesterday.
It started out as a normal evening. I was on the computer trying to forget that I needed to wash dishes when Logan meandered into the living room. He asked to play Age of Mythology ( it’s a role playing game where you make up civilizations). I inquired as to if he responded to his new emails earlier. He hemmed and hawed about not knowing how and blah, blah, blah. Irritated, I asked what he did the whole time he was on there. He told me he looked at Cartoon Network and some videos. What videos, I asked?
This is when it got interesting. He replied that it was classified. Well, that certainly peeked my curiosity. I asked again. He looked down and started to shuffle back and forth on his feet. He cleared his throat a couple of times. He looked clearly uncomfortable. You could literally see him thinking the dilemma through and trying to come up with an answer. It was awesome! Have you ever tried not to smile when you are witnessing a breakthrough? It’s really tough.
After a minute or two, I got the truth out of him. It turns out that he was watching a cartoon video that hadn’t been approved by Michael or I. So, he thought if he told me the name then he would get into trouble. Indeed he did but not for that. Instead, he had to listen to a serious lecture from me. It took a couple of minutes to get him to realize that what he was attempting to do was indeed lie and that is not glorifying to God. He didn’t get to play his game but he did make a huge developmental leap. Woot! Woot! God is good all the time!