No, your child doesn’t do weird things “for no reason”. They do it for a reason, you just don’t know it yet. You have different brains, different perspectives, so sometimes things that are obvious to them are a mystery to you. But you don’t have to ignore it and blame it on them. You can make an effort, reach out to them and figure out the reason.
Do they scream in public when it looks like everything is okay? Well, there’s probably a reason for that. Maybe the situation is overwhelming to their senses, it’s too loud, to bright, to crowded, and they need some space and time to recover. Maybe they can’t stim because other people keep telling them it looks weird, so they end up exhausted much faster. Maybe you are breaking their routine by being outside at this time. Or maybe you are going through the supermarket “the wrong way”, not how you usually do it. Maybe they forgot their comfort object at home, and just realized that. Maybe they are in pain and can’t communicate that. Maybe they are very hungry and don’t realize that yet because it’s hard for them to recognize their needs and emotions. Maybe it’s a combination of those, or something different altogether.
Either way, they probably don’t do it “for no reason”. You just don’t see the reason. Make an effort to communicate. If they are verbal, ask them. If they can’t speak with their mouth at the moment or ever, use alternative methods of communication. If they can’t explain it, consult other autistic people, including autistic adults who probably have a bunch of ideas as to why your child does that weird thing. Don’t dismiss it, don’t complain about it, don’t blame your child for doing it. Try to see the world from their perspective. Respect their needs and feelings. Learn more about autism from other autistic people.
And life will be much better and easier for both you and your child.
I think ‘Hit the Diamond’ really put into perspective just how HURT Sapphire was about Pearl’s betrayal in ‘Cry for Help’ and how she acted in ‘Keystone Motel’
In all the previous episodes with Sapphire in them, we see her as this very serious, stoic individual with this permeating sense of calm. With episode’s like ‘The Answer, we see her as a bit more talkative and a bit more happy, but she was still very mellow in those regards.
In Keystone Motel, she was almost literally a block of ice. cold, a tad standoffish. Not really expressive in any sense. It wasn’t until she has her little breakdown that she started to come back to her normal self, letting slip some giggles and laughs because of Ruby cheering her up
Now, in Hit the Diamond, she WAS able to calm Ruby down a lot but she ALSO played along with her. She was giggly and happy and was just having so much fun with Ruby that she was actually DETRIMENTAL to their whole plan. They were such goofy flirts together and Sapphire was just an extremely nice and kind person, not cold or stoic in any way.
So that just SHOWS you how HURT she was in that situation with Pearl. The line ‘Can’t you see? I’m completely engulfed with Rage.’ could have been written off as a joke like ‘haha you have no expression tho’ BUT THATS THE POINT. Her having no expression or emotion IS her version of Rage, and Ruby knew that and that’s why she said ‘Well, it doesn’t FEEL like it!’. Because Ruby can SEE that Sapphire isn’t expressing her discomfort so she KNOWS she’s upset, however, Ruby also knows that Sapphire is very emotive too. So Sapphire pretending like she’s NOT feeling anything is what’s driving Ruby up the wall the entire episode because Ruby KNOWS her, and knows that this isn’t like her.
I dunno, I just found it super interesting that we can now see Sapphire as her true self, not this stoic person to Ruby’s passionate one, but to this happy and kind individual that MATCHES Ruby’s passion just as much, but in a different way
“The Red Lion is temperamental and the most difficult to master. It’s faster and more agile than the others, but also more unstable. It’s pilot needs to be someone who relies more on instincts than skill alone.”
“The Black Lion is the decisive head of Voltron. It will take a pilot who is a born leader and in control at all times, someone whose men will follow without hesitation.”
“The Blue Lion–” Lance: “Hold up, let me guess. Takes the most handsome/best pilot of the bunch?”
“The Green Lion has an inquisitive personality and needs a pilot of intellect and daring.”
“The Yellow Lion is caring and kind. Its pilot is one who puts the needs of others above his own.”
‘Cause all of me Loves all of you Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections Give your all to me I’ll give my all to you You’re my end and my beginning Even when I lose I’m winning…
McCree’s USA skin thing is so fucking embarrassing holy fucc, Im sure he has the Beast by Nico Vega song as his godamn theme song whenever he enters the room like some sort of wrestler and Hanzo is just like “Why this”
Also a McFurry doodle because Im weak for the big werewolf and the small partner…..its just so cute to me lmfao…..