Normally when our son is as quiet and as well behaved as we found him to be yesterday our first reaction is to haul out a thermometer “ he must be sick”
This does not really mean that we consider him poorly behaved but he is extremely active and high strung. He runs around everywhere usually giggling and screaming interspersed with quiet moments playing the computer but even then he is louder then most children his age.
What yesterday involved was surprising. We took them early to the park at about 9 where we let the kids feed the ducks and then while the other two were playing with their mother I followed our son around the park. This of course is a necessity as our son is a high flight risk. On any normal trip to the park our time there is determined by how long before he decides he is going to attempt to run. Until yesterday there had never been a break in that pattern for at least a year. Yesterday we finally left when he started visibly tiring, with no attempt to run.
The remainder of the day at home he spent reading books or playing on the computer with little to no bouncing off the walls, another thing he does on a daily basis. He was for all intents and purposes an extremely well behaved boy for the entire day. He would have been considered well behaved for the day even without the normal autism behaviours. The fact his two sisters made every attempt to both in volume and in activity make up for his lack during the day almost like they did not understand the concept of a house being as quiet as it would have been otherwise.
Now to be expected the behaviour did not really continue into today by any means though as he was almost as wild as normal. There was one interesting bit of behaviour though when as soon as we got into the house this morning the first thing he did was to pick up his sister’s beach ball and start playing with it. This is something he has not done before, even though he has one of his own he never used either one for the entire summer until today.