Friday, February 13, 2009

The Joy of Conor and the 7:10 Sun

Although I do not find joy in the fact that my son has Autistic Disorder I do find great joy in him every day. Daily routines often provide the context for that joy.

This morning as he does each day Conor got up at 7:10. I was already up and Conor, with no alarm clock going off in his room, awoke at exactly 7:10, as he often does, to show Dad the 7:10 sun.

The routine actually starts each evening when Conor is tucked in at night. We exchange some Good Nights and I Love You's. And Conor says "7:10 sun". I respond with "yes, see you at 7:10 sun". Then he gets up as he did today, to show Mom and Dad the 7:10 sun. We pull the curtains back on the living room window and view the 7:10 sun with Conor.

Ending Conor's day by tucking him in, looking forward to the 7:10 sun, and then starting the next day with him at 7:10 sun is a warm routine that brings great joy in our house.

The Joy of Conor and the 7:10 sun.

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~Zurama~ said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!! ;D

Autism Reality NB said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Zurama. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Maddy said...

Delightful. I quite fancy 7:10 myself but unfortunately I'm stuck with between 5 and 6 every morning!

Lea said...

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Sara said...

that is so interesting how the internal alarm clock goes off like that for him.