Dominoe has been talking about a boyfriend. I was talking to one of my friends about it. She wanted to know if people with autism had boyfriends. I was really floored at first. I have to keep reminding myself that people just do not understand. Well and at least she asked. Some people don’t even do that.
I guess what started the discussion was that Dominoe found a boyfriend and wanted to give him money. She wanted to give him money for minutes for his phone. We argued about it for two days. I just could not get her to understand that it was not a good idea. I had to come up with a solution.
The solution wasn’t the best solution. I mean I guess it wasn’t. I am sure I will get a lot of email over this. But anyway I told her girls were not supposed to give boys money. Boys were supposed to give girls money.
Then I had her sister tell her. I talked about it in front of her brothers. And even gave them the evil eye when they started to say something different. What is more important is that she got it. A simple rule that she got. Why did I forget such an idea for a person with autism…. Hallelujah! .