Why tubby time is so hard for my kids with #Autism

The boys are getting towards the end of the day and that means tubbies. Tubby time is hit and miss in my house.

All my kids have and this can make bath time or tubby time, as we put it, very difficult. 

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None of them tolerate water on their face and especially, in their ears. Washing their hair is sometimes impossible. 

Elliott is usually pretty good with taking a bath but it’s taken many, many years to get to this point and it’s still a work in progress. 

Emmett on the other hand is a different experience, each every time. 

I’m sitting on the rocking chair in the bathroom now, while Emmett takes his bath.  Sometimes he will wash his hair on his own and completely surprise me, while other times it’s a battle. 

At the moment, Emmett’s endowing me with his theories on nature and the world’s most dangerous animals. 

Conversations with him are often frustrating because he’s so brilliant, that he takes conversations to a level where it’s difficult to even know how to answer him.  He questions everything and only accepts sound logic. 

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy conversing with him and I’m grateful.  It’s not like I can’t keep up with him but he’s very focused on the choice of words I use and so it’s like walking through a mine field. 

I have to word things just right or he won’t accept the answers. 

Anyway, tubby time is exhausting for a number of reasons, not all of them are obvious.

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