Thursday, 21 October 2010

This is more like it.....

Pure Joy

Clubbing the night away

52 comments:

K Bjornstad said...

Yes! Alright! It's great to see him enjoying himself. The last post made me sad because I was thinking of how I would feel if I was forced to act like an infant because I'm autistic. Your son is wonderful and deserves to be treated like an adult.

Mrs. C said...

LOL yayyyy! I'm glad for ya both, Casdok! But I could imagine at least one of my autistic children wanting to go home before entering the building... aww, you know how Elfie is. Aren't all our children so different?? :)

Mrs. C said...

Reading K Bjornstad's comment... it's all about the "forcing," really... because my Elf? Would have an AWESOMMME TIME at Diddlyland. But it wouldn't "force" him to act like an infant because he's quite verbal. Then I think, can't my other son Emperor be respected as an adult if he likes Hello Kitty?

I think part of it is doing what you think in your heart is the right thing and then being ready to change if your presumption is wrong. I don't know. Will be interested what other parents have to say. :)

Suburbia said...

Yay!

:-)

Ron said...

Oh...how FUN!!!

You GO, C!

What a great photo, Casdok.

Yes, pure JOY!

X to you both!

Lane said...

Brilliant!

Love this photo. x

Becca said...

OH YEAH BABAY. Octopus club?

Enjoy it, C. You've done your time.

Casdok said...

Blue Camel. Octopus club is one we havent tried yet.

bbsmum said...

This photo has made my day!

@Mrs C - 'Hello Kitty' seems fine to me if that's his choice. Respect shouldn't depend on whether or not someone likes the 'right' things. We can see from the photo what C likes!

nitebyrd said...

That picture of C is what happiness is!

Debs said...

Brilliant! How fabulous to see C having so much fun. Much more like it indeed.

Akelamalu said...

That's just wondeful!

M said...

That's more like it! :) He looks much, much happier in the club than he did on that Diddlyland train. Love this picture.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Am grinning--the joy is infectious!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Fantastic! I feel happy just looking at C! BG Xx

Paulene Angela said...

Love It ....
Love the Label ....

Looking for Blue Sky said...

This is sooo much more like it Casdok! He looks like he belongs there x

Maggie May said...

That really does lift my heart!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kate @UpsideBackwards said...

Such a joyful picture! Yes, definitely much more "like it". I'm so pleased for you both, having read the previous post and been quite upset on your behalf.

Inthemud said...

That's more like it! Wonderful to see!

Kit Courteney said...

YAY!!

Fantastic picture and what a lot of fun!

rainbowmummy said...

:) xx

adiaryofamom said...

heaven!

JoyMama said...

Magnificent photo -- what a happy man! (Emphasis on the man...)

Kristina Hughes said...

Brilliant!! Now that's what I call proper clubbing - pure joy x

Lynn said...

Yeah baby! Screw Diddlyland!

Shrinky said...

A picture truly does paint a thousannd words, and this one says it all - yes, joy, indeed!

Jean said...

This pic looks like an album cover! It makes me happy just to look at it XXX

Nora said...

At least he knows what a night club is all about, Yay!

Anonymous said...

Most twenty-somethings don't go to clubs with their mothers but if it makes C. happy and it makes you happy what the heck.
My kids are normal but if they weren't I think it would be tempting to put them in situations where I could imagine they were like everyone else their age.
How do the other clubbers react to C? Do they let him have his own space or do they mock him? Do you still give him beer and how does that work with any medication he's taking?

Casdok said...

I wasnt there. One of C's staff took this photo.
And if you had clicked on the link you would see this was a night club for disabled people.

Cheri said...

Like! :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I clicked on the link and was so impressed. I'm wondering if we have anything like this here.

That is a look to make a mother's heart swell for sure.

Rachel said...

Cool photo, so happy!!!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Yes! Definitely more like it! So glad to see this! xo

kathleen said...

Lovely picture..he looks as if he is about to take flight..joy bursts out of the photo..:)

Marita said...

Just looking at the picture brings a grin of joy to my face. That is so much more like it :)

Lilith said...

He looks joyous. Made me smile.

E said...

Who the hell is this asshole anonymous who stalks you? Normal??!!
Great. How lucky for them. Too bad their mother is such an unrepentant chicken shit bitch

dluvscoke said...

This is heart warming. I had no idea there was such a place.

mamafog said...

What a joyous picture.

DES said...

I've been gone for a while and slowly playing catchup....but this sure made me smile! WHOO HOO! Glad to see him having fun :) I've got one turning 18 next month and one turning 21...so 'age' appropriate is not easy to find as far as fun spots. Thanks for sharing!

DES

jazzygal said...

Oh YEAH... much more like it! It's written all over his face ;-)

xx Jazzy

mommy~dearest said...

THAT is an awesome pic! :)

Jorgo said...

C, GO YOU GOOD THING!! What a joyous picture - what fantastic hands you have C! Are you really that tall? Get out there and get amongst it!!

Casdok said...

He's not that tall! When excited C jumps :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh my gosh how wonderful!!! I am thrilled for you both!

okasaneko said...

I love that there's something like this where you are- it definitely gives our kids more choices on activities.

Alphonse is 16 and I am absolutely sure he would also love Diddlyland were he there. I would not take his right to enjoy what he wants (he loves preschool toys and Hello Kitty too- hi to Mrs. C!) but as I attempt to help him make his way into the world, I owe it to him to present as many choices as possible. It's not always easy and sometimes it can be hard work making these choices acceptable to him, but it always is well worth the effort.

Hugs to C! I'm dancing with him way over here on the other side of the world!

Mistress B said...

so great to see him so happy :)

Anonymous said...

The roommates from The Specials TV series go to the Camel Club. That's such a good show. I love how they're determined to find true love. Maybe C. will meet the girl of his dreams at the Camel Club!

teeni said...

Wow! It has been a while since I've been here so I had to do a little catching up on recent posts. I am always filled with awe by the way you handle situations and how thoughtful you are about trying new methods. The whole train ride at Diddly Land episode must have been horrific for you after all you have come to know and believe about Autism. I'm so sorry about that, but again, I have to admit that I never gave much thought to those things before until you opened my eyes. And now that you have, I totally agree with you about age-appropriate activities and I love that you have gone the extra mile and gone clubbing with C. My heart melted when you showed the pic of him turned around and facing you as you two danced, although I'm sure not nearly so much as your own did. What a great idea about painting a runner on the stairs. It's people like you who inspire me never to give up because there seem to be workarounds for almost anything if you look hard enough. Hugs to you!!!

Gina @ Special Happens said...

LOVE this!