I vaguely noticed a face over the bed.

Hi Son.

Did you know that Arsenal has a goal difference of 23 and Man Utd have a goal difference of 13

And with that he returned to his bedroom. I almost expect these late night visits now. The other night it was:

Dad did you know that the Emperor Penguin can dive to a depth of 530m and stay underwater for 15 minutes”

I know it’s late but I love these little visits. It’s such a nice feeling that he wants to share these facts with me. Plus its a nice bit of brain candy. It prepares my rather limited central processor for the upcoming Mental challenges. I have learned that at some stage soon after being fed the little bit of brain candy that an in-depth discussion will be started around that subject.

So a few days ago the Penguin fact foreshadowed a discussion about the most amazing animal feats. So the question is – what will be today’s football discussion?

AND equally as important is the fact that while our Son is thinking about these facts, he is not worrying about other stuff. I’d much rather hear early morning football team goal differences than nightmares about ghost Vikings…..

47 thoughts on “Are you awake?

  1. Aww, I love the little facts I get too. I think I like mine more as they do not come at those hours – but would take them the same as you. And that is a good point. The things he is focusing on are keeping his anxieties at bay. Win, win. Excited to hear what his middle of the night fact will be tonight πŸ™‚

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      1. I meant to send my congratulations earlier, but forgot. 😦

        (About Newcastle winning their game the other day… yes, it’s such a big deal it makes our nightly news way down here in Paradise!!) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. Aw, this brought back memories from when my son would pad round the end of our bed and slide in. Daily. He was about five, but continued to do it for the next couple of years. It was adorable.
    He’s now 19, 6’4” with size 13 feet and would no more step foot in our messy bedroom than peel his fingernails away!
    Enjoy every single moment πŸ€—

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  3. There are days (nights) when i miss not still having a wife nor ever having kids…

    … and then there aren’t – and i enjoy the sleep and lie in’s of the Single Man! πŸ˜‰

    Maybe i’m also on the Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum, as there are times when i read a new fact or find out something, that i immediately want to share what i have learned with others, thinking they will be as enthralled, delighted and filled with the same sense of wonder and amazement that i was when they hear of it.

    Or perhaps they won’t?

    Whaddayou reckon?

    (I reckon he misses his Mum a lot)

    (… x 2) πŸ™

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  4. You have a human encyclopedia. One of these days, he might just win Jeopardy. Have you seen the latest guy? He’s been breaking all kinds of records and is slated to catch up to, and possibly pass, Ken Jennings. I swear…watching this guy…he strikes me as being on the autism spectrum, somewhere. He’s THAT good.

    You are your boy’s rock. Sleep as well as you can on that.

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