Sorry for the abrupt disapperance earlier in the week.
It's hard balancing writing a blog with trying to keep low-key! Ethan, understandably, isn't keen on telling the world about his Aspergers. I, on the other hand, would shout it from the rooftops, since I think it gives credibility and well, to put it bluntly, an excuse (or at least an understanding) for his sometimes odd behaviour/choice of words/aloofness.
However, there are far more people in our lives who don't know about Ethan's Aspergers than do. And Ethan wants to keep it that way. He thinks (probably rightly) that Aspergers still conjurs up certain assumptions and stereotypes in people, and that it might change the way people see him and interact with him. At the end of the day, he's trying desperately to try and fit in and appear as normal as he can in a world that is baffling to him. For everyone to know that he's different and he doesn't fit in would, I guess, render the whole charade pointless!
Of course, it's also a pride thing. He's only human.
So, I've had to lay low for a few days. But I've missed being able to muse on this blog. There's something cathartic about knowing that there are a few people out there who will read your words. Perhaps even be encouraged or comforted by the fact they can relate.
On the other hand, I'm getting far too addicted to checking my 'page views today' rating - so a few days away has been good for me!
Ethan's away this weekend - camping with friends. Well, a friend actually (the others are friends of Ethan's friend). Hope it'll do him good. Hope he'll come back refreshed rather than drained. Am sure it will do him good. It'll remind him that he can go without a shower in the morning, and an extended session on his Iphone on the loo, and that life will still carry on as normal!