Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Another one bites the dust ...

Alan is so hard on his clothes.  We just bought him all those cute shirts a couple of weeks ago and two of them are already ripped ... and I'm not talking a tiny hole!

Today (before he ripped it) he was wearing the t-shirt that says "Yes, I'm autistic and a blessing to those that get to know me."  We were out shopping and one of our stops was at the supermarket.  We also get our prescriptions filled there and I was making my monthly pick up plus a few extras since I am having foot surgery on Wednesday.  Alan was pushing the cart and just kept pushing it past the pharmacy to the checkout lanes.  I could hear him jabbering and cooing but I couldn't see him.

When I finished at the pharmacy, I walked as fast as is socially acceptable to get over to the checkout lanes.  I was very curious what he would do.  Turns out he got in line but didn't go so far as to take the items out of the cart although he was up to the cashier.  The young man running the checkout lane smiled at me and said, "I really like his shirt.  I'm on the spectrum too.  I have Aspergers."

As Joe would say, the good news is that the shirt was seen and appreciated before it was torn.  Hmm, I wonder how I will patch this?


  1. Oh no! On the foot surgery and the t-shirt. But so freaking great that the t-shirt was appreciated!

  2. My Zeke is soooo hard on clothing too. I can so relate! My Zeke stretches out all the neck holes badly. So in no time his shirts are stained and very stretched out and floppy. He used to chew holes in all the long sleeved ones and suck on them. He also ripes the hems on the bottoms just like the one in your picture!!! He destroys sheets and pillow cases and has actually tore apart one mattress! So I so understand. We laugh about it now as we know there is no cure or any amount of training that can stop it. So we just take it in stride. Will be praying about your foot surgery. Blessings!

  3. That's very cool! My 14 yr old daughter is very hard on shirts also! Of course she does change each one of her shirts about 75 times a day (no exaggeration) which doesn't help the situation. After a while she stretches the neckline so much that they become indecent to wear!

  4. My daughter would probably really appreciate having her disability explained with a shirt. What a great idea. I'll have to check this out because her diagnosis is: unidentified. Frustrating. BTW, I found you on Love That Max (my post was #49 this week). Glad I found you. Do you have a FB page? If so, let me know and i'll go to it and LIKE it. I love supporting my fellow bloggers.