The “Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues” Wii Game.
This is my son’s current obsession.
My son always has an obsession. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.
Something about the way his brain is wired causes him to fixate on a certain subject or object continually. It is literally all he can talk or think about. Then after a few days (usually), he will get “off” of that thing (often never to return to it) and get “on” to the next thing.
Currently we are waiting for this particular Wii game to arrive in the mail from Amazon. About every 30 minutes (OK maybe that’s an exaggeration), I have to help my son go over the same information about the game: Yes, it’s going to be awesome. Yes, it’s appropriate for his age. Yes, it’s due to arrive at our house on Monday. No, all the Wii remotes won’t break before it gets here.
He knows these things already. But he is anxious. And going over the same information repeatedly—and me affirming it—is somehow calming to him.
But today I lost patience.