Gavin: The big little brother

Gavin: The big little brother

As time goes by it becomes more and more apparent that Gavin (although the oldest) is the little brother to Elliott Richard.

I was watching them play together (they have to be supervised) and Gavin will do something to Elliott Richard to upset him like the other day he said ” Elliott it’s nothing personal but I’m just wondering why you are in school yet. Why aren’t you in school?”. This is a very sensitive issue with Elliott Richard. Right now he is on a waiting list for preschool. He desperately wants to go to school and Gavin knows it. So when he says things like this it causes all sorts of problems. Elliott Richard will cry and we will send Gavin to his room to give everyone a break. Then Elliott Richard will come running over telling us he forgives Gavin and wants Gavin to stay downstairs with him.

Gavin just says what ever is on his mind with no regard for how it will impact others. I realize that he’s an aspie but there I are times that you can tell he knows exactly what he is doing. Then he tried to hide behind the “I didn’t know that wasn’t nice to say” crap.

20hrs and counting till school is back.


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I know what you mean with knowing that they know what they are doing. Caitlyn does it all the time when she doesn't like what she's done she uses the "I didn't know" excuse which gets her a time out every single time. She then will start a scream fest and we have to tell her that is not appropriate to scream which she knows and hates to be reminded of. I swear at times they know it's wrong but do it be a pain to their siblings or their parents. Such as the life of parents of Autistics. If only they would realize that we know they are full of it when they are mean like that. The other thing Caitlyn will do is be mean to her twin. " I don't like you Natalie" which throws Natalie into a meltdown. We know she very well knows what she is doing.

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