Monday, July 6, 2009


Someone in Jane's neighborhood has a swimming pool. Will discovered it. We stopped him from going there twice but the third time he made it in the swimming pool; although the neighbor stopped him from taking off his pants.

We appeased him by telling him we would take him swimming. We went later than afternoon. He loved going down the slides and we only freaked out a couple of life guards. Later he wanted to jump off the diving board. He'd never jumped off one before so he didn't know what to do. I told him to jump once then stood on the side and called and motioned for him to swim to me and his cousin Amanda swam out to him to encourage him to swim to the side.

After a couple of times doing this a life guard came up to me. "Excuse me, the other life guard is worried about him. You have to be able to swim to jump off the diving board."

I looked at the "11 year-old" life guard and said, "He can swim. He's had two years of private swimming lessons. He just doesn't like to work any harder than he has too. He's autistic."

It was pretty quiet by that time so we weren't holding up the line very much. Will must have really liked it because he jumped off over twenty times.

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