When Alex wanted to do anything that’s exactly what he would do. Alex loved attention for attention’s sake. He just had to have the spotlight with all eyes on him. Alex would get jealous of any attention we gave to Jonathan (who had autism).
The other day we were talking about how Alex is different and how he would compare to Jonathan. Alex would say things like “Was I funny when I was a little kid Mom? “ I replied “No Alex, you were more intense.”
For example, there was the time he got lost in the mall because he wanted to go his own way. Also, Alex would open the door when the car was moving not understanding the danger. He also got carried away wanting to swim with an overly confident attitude and slid into the deep end of the pool. Having already been standing next to him, he was “rescued”, much to his chagrin.
Alex certainly has come a long way since those days and is becoming much more humble.
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