As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shopping with daddy

Daniel took Bryce to a shopping mall yesterday to pick out another new shirt to expand his wardrobe. They went to The Children’s Place, Gap Kids, Gymboree, Mexx Kids, H&M, The Bay, Walmart, Old Navy, and Bryce kept declining every shirt he tried on. Although nothing could replace his favourite shirt, Bryce is starting to understand that he can’t wear one shirt everyday even though his makes him very sad.

Every time we’re at the store that I tossed out his shirt (which I thought I did without his knowledge) he gets very upset. I try to explain to him that we threw it out and he has his new shirt now, but that doesn’t seem to help. It’s like I killed his favourite toy. He is just so sad!

Anyways, Daniel and Bryce had no luck at one mall, so they went to another mall. They stopped at one store that had dragon shirts, and Daniel started giving choices and Bryce started saying, “No, no.” Daniel pulled out a brown dragon shirt, and Bryce started to take off his shirt. Daniel asked if he wanted it, and Bryce replied, “Wow, pretty cool. Try on.” They found a change room and Bryce put it on, but it was too small, so he had to take it off. This made Bryce mad, and he started to scream. Daniel looked for another size, but they were out of mediums, so he gave Bryce a large to try on, it was too big. But that didn’t matter to Bryce. He was already attached to the shirt, and refused to take it off.

So here’s another new shirt that Bryce picked out.

Is there a favourite outfit your child is attached to?

Thanks for reading,


  1. Lovely picture of your boy!

    Our son always wants to wear the same clothes the next day. We managed to solve this by telling him he needs clean clothes everyday. I put together 7 outfits - pants, shirt, socks, etc. Found a way to have 8 drawers and labelled with the days of the week.(I use the 8th drawer for things like bathing suit, gloves, hats) One outfit goes into each drawer. Everyday Kurtis asks if he can wear "this shirt tomorrow""this pants tomorrow"? I say no, tomorrow is BLAH day and that is what we wear. I show him what is in the drawer. We have been doing this for over a year now and most times I just have to tell him his clothes are dirty and we need clean clothes tomorrow BUT, he does still ask everyday if he can wear the same thing tomorrow.

  2. @Lori-ann Thanks Lori-ann. Yeah, we've been working something similar to your dresser suggestion you mentioned in a previous blog by making piles (since we don't have a dresser). He hasn't really grasped the concept of 'clean' vs. 'dirty' clothes, unless it's wet or sticky, and even then he seems to think putting it in the dryer will help :P And when we do say no, he sure puts up a fight to be able to wear that certain shirt or pants, sometimes he wins, sometimes not. :)


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