4/20/2017 - A First

Good evening Lair Lurkers! My first blog post…woot woot! My posts could be about dang near anything so you have been warned. LOL But for this first post, I want to share something that happened to me yesterday morning.

If you’ve listened to the show before, you know my son is on the Autism Spectrum, basically what they used to refer to as Asperger’s. One of the big issues for anyone like him is they don’t process social cues and body language as a “normal” person does. It’s something he is working on and he has come a long way. But this makes socialization awkward or problematic and making friends hard. And the one thing he wants are friends to play with.

Yesterday morning, I’m getting ready for work and something that has never happened, happened. Song lyrics just started coming to my mind. And it wasn’t like a fleeting thought, this was a “hey stupid, write this down dude” kind of thought. So I did. I don’t think I’ll make a career switch or anything, but I think these are pretty good as a first time ever thing. And the inspiration for these lyrics…my son and his struggles and the thought that he doesn’t want people to think of him as different, instead he is just who he is, he is his normal. This is what came to me:

I’m no different, this is normal for me,

I’m no different, oh please can’t you see.

What do you see when you look at me?

Someone strange or the real me?

I may act silly, but that’s part of my charm.

I may say things wrong, but I mean no harm.

I might say something bad without realizing, it’s just part of who I am.

I’m hugely and snuggley with my head up in the Stars.

Up with Luke and Leia and Finn and Rey all day!

Which can get me in trouble, for I’m not paying attention.

Luckily my teachers understand, so I don’t get detention.

No really sure where to go from here. It definitely needs work, a chorus, and anything I knew about music left a long time ago. I would love to be able to write more and maybe even sing it for him. Inspiration comes in spurts for me. I have some work and maybe one day I’ll finish this just so that boy knows exactly how much of an inspiration and a joy he is in my life.

Alright, enough of being the sappy Dad. Friday will be here soon enough and I have to be well rested for the show tomorrow night. Good night Lair Lurkers…sleep tight.