Contentment

My son is not easy to “shop for.”  Last Christmas we requested that he be given gift cards and cash.  As we were driving to the store to do his shopping, I asked him, “What are you going to buy?”

“Candy.”

“What else?” I asked.

“Just candy.”

“All $50 on candy?”

“Yes!”

“Oh, no, I don’t think so!” I exclaimed.

He ended up buying a couple of toys and a bag of candy.  There is still over $25 on his card.

He is very content.  He doesn’t need the latest and greatest.  He has video games, notebooks and pencils, and yes, his candy.

This, I think, is one of the lighter sides of his having autism.  He doesn’t seem to feel the social pressures of keeping up with anyone, Joneses.  How great to be so content!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I love that…I remember when I was little I told my parents that I couldn’t wait to grow up and get a job so I could eat candy for every meal 🙂

    And yes, you’re absolutely right about our kids not feeling the pressure to keep up with the Jones’. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the small things 🙂

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