Autism moment of the day:
I prefer flats to heels. I like how heels look on me, understand. I like the line of the leg, etc. I love how I look in skirts when I wear heels, and if all I had to do was stand and look gracious, I would wear heels with considerably more frequency than I do.
However. I have to actually move and comport myself with some degree of accuracy during the day so I prefer flats. They just feel better.
Honestly? I prefer bare feet, but that’s not always acceptable.
With Medium-Sized Guy, as with so many people on the Autism Spectrum, the issue is what goes next to the skin. And sometimes, with a shocking change-about, he will decide that what he has refused to wear for years is suddenly acceptable. (Like button-down shirts.) Other times, it’s the reverse. The regular is (for a time) anathema.
Today, it was underwear. After wearing one particular style for years, something fired in his head and what he had was no longer tolerable. He had to have the “other” style. Today. So, we went to Target and got him a multi-pack of the other style.
I advised him to keep the original style. “Just so you have a choice.”
“Good idea. Thanks, Mom!”
And suddenly, the Freaking Out Over Underwear child had hidden himself in the basement so that the Generally Happy Kid was back in evidence.
Never underestimate the power of underwear.