The directness and purity of autistic children is a blessing. It certainly puts you in your place….
I told a really bad joke and got no reaction. So I told it again but this time started to explain it.
“Dad just stop. You don’t need to repeat it. The greatest artists and musicians never copied their masterpieces, they moved on to new ideas. Never repeated themselves.”
After a few seconds of silence
“Dad in no way am I saying you are a great artist or musician. The phrase can apply to others as well”