I touched on this last night a little bit already. Elliott Richard is getting more and more frustrated with everything Gavin. He wants to play with Gavin in the worst way but it rarely works out. Gavin likes to play his way (which is the only right way in his mind) and Elliott Richards wants to play his.
We have to keep things pretty mundane because Gavin just gets to out of control and someone gets hurt. I’m not sure how to best explain to Elliott Richard that Gavin is different. I know he realizes that Gavin is different but doesn’t understand why.
For example we just got home from my parents house (they were watching the kids for Lizze’s appointment). While we were there they were playing a game much like “hot potato” but with this stuffed dog that sings “who let the dogs out”. We tried to pull Gavin away but everyone kept throwing the damn things to him. Gavin was getting all worked up and dancing to the music very vigorously. The plates in my parents china cabinet were bouncing around.
I pulled him away because I could see where this was going. Elliott Richard just couldn’t understand why Gavin couldn’t play. I keep telling Lizze that I want to write a book about this for kids. I have most of it already.
We think it’s hard on us as parents but I think right now Ellliott Richard as the only “typical” child in the family has it much harder in many ways.