This morning over breakfast, I mentioned to Otto the recent article showing that March conceptions are most likely to result in autistic kids, which I find fascinating. (I like to think I’d find it fascinating even if Monkey hadn’t been a March conception, but whatever.)
Monkey was immersed in his cereal bowl but I could tell he was listening. “Isn’t that weird, bud?” I asked him. “I mean, weird that it’s apparently true, and that they figured it out. And… I dunno, could you even imagine what you’d be like if you didn’t have Asperger’s? I can’t.”
He immediately leapt up from the table, stiffened his arms at his sides, and intoned, “Hello. How are you. I am fine.”
“If you didn’t have Asperger’s you’d be… a robot?” I asked, confused.
He laughed. “No, I’d just be totally dull, no creativity or anything. BORING!” He laughed again and went back to his cereal.
Lord, I just love that kid.
The most perfect quote ever! Monkey is awesome!
what a treasure he is… :)
Me too….and not just because it’s Thursday and he is one perceptive dude.
Seriously? My heart just kinda dropped, cause yeah… D would have been conceived in March.
Oh, wow! What an awesome response! What a creative, non-dull, non-boring perfect response!
Well, that made my morning. Monkey, you rock.
So clever and so awesome!
That kid. He is so very full of awesome <3
Awww, yeah Monkey!
Tell Monkey he’s the awesomest!! :D
Monkey is one awesome dude.
For what it’s worth, my Aspie kid was conceived in July, and my Autistic one in November.
Leave it to Monkey to turn my frown upside down! Happy Love Thursday!!!!
oh em gee…Robert was conceived in march too!! (I was totally going to write “oh em gee, B and I did the nasty in March too” just to squick Otto out, but decided against it…he he he)
Nothing like a good healthy sense of humor. I don’t know him but I love him too!!
*smiling at your kid from Wisconsin*
God I love the good days! (And that kiddo, too.)
How truly bizarre. I have a March-conceived Aspie also. If I had known about this study then, I’m sure I wouldn’t have tried in March… but I’m glad I got the kid that I got.
We had a VERY similar conversation the other day because apparently Bipolar occurs more in late fall/winter births. Both my husband and my son are bipolar and they were both born in November so we’re definitely contributing to that percentage. I was just thinking about it and it occured to me that a baby conceived in March will be born in Nov or December and thus more likely to be BOTH bipolar and Aspie/autie. WTH!?!>!>! Is that not the weirdest thing? So now no baby making in the spring…how’s summer look? Anything wrong with summer babies?
In the TMI-for-internet-strangers category…. My extended family has TOO MANY birthdays in December, so I refused to even possibly conceive in March. No ASD in our family, but we do have other letters to contend with.
Yep, that’s a pretty great kid you got there.
What a fantastic statement from him! I love it.
What a wonderful attitude!
I can see Monkey’s point; normal is fine and everything but it can also sometimes be…a bit boring. And I think that, based on your writing, Monkey is NEVER boring.
Bwaahahaha! How wonderful to find out he sees both sides of how Asp’s affects him – it makes it hard to cope sometimes, but it makes him HIM :)
Hugs to all!
I love his reaction. Perceptive little guy you’ve got there!
And I was conceived in March (I think). I too fall into the spectrum. Interesting.
Oh WOOOOOT! Makes my heart absolutely, positively SING that Monkey sees the good about who he is! Thank you for sharing the ups as well, it’s total sunshine.
What a beautiful child, and what a lucky mom! (I’m a lucky mom, too!)
Oh, and? My guy was a March conception, too. Very interesting!
so, so awesome. :)
What’s not to love?!!
Both Aspies in my family were conceived in August. Where did you find that article, I’d like to read it.
Hmm, three of the four of us were conceived in March, and I’d say we’re all a little “special” . . but my most Aspie sister was conceived in August, oh well!
Monkey made me think of the Spongebob episode (which he MUST have seen) where Spongebob aspires to be “normal.” He too finds out that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be!
That’s an awesome take on things! I can only continue to hope my kids continue to grow into kids like your Monkey…perceptive, generous, loving, smart, funny, and much more!
So – is this March conception thing just for the Northern Hemisphere? Or all over? Very interesting, either way…
What a perfect response!
That kid is such a keeper.