Just like a man........autistic or not, men are all the same.
Lately the Rock has an new obsession to add to his OCD repertoire..............the female anatomy we eloquently refer to as "boobs".
Big. Small. Old. Young. Fake. Real. It's humiliation on a stick for his mom.
Wherever we go, he truly feels like he's got to touch all the boobs in the room. It's his OCD nature. He can't get on with his day until he's done it. How in the heck do you explain this phenomenon? At home, therapy, church, our usual haunts - people are very nice about it - because most of these people know Rock. And who knows? Maybe that's more "action" than they're getting at home. And it's not completely offensive - I mean, he only has to do it once or twice and then it's over.
But how do you explain to the checkout lady at WalMart that "I'm so sorry but if he doesn't touch your boobs he is going to have a hurricane Katrina meltdown right here in the 20itemsorless line"? You don't. There's no explanation for this. You just pretend to look for something in your purse and hope to God she doesn't freak out.
The best part is - because of his echolalia, he repeats what he's heard every time he goes for another "pair". He sees the target. He reaches for the target. Mission accomplished. Then he smacks himself on his little hand and says "NO NO ROCK DON'T TOUCH MOMMY THERE" at the top of his lungs. Nice.
How do we avoid this behavior? Besides handcuffing him to my side everywhere we go, I don't know. I'm just hoping this obsession will end soon and he'll move onto something else.
I just hope it's not 3rd base.