Bil loves to shop. He loves to get out of the house.
So when we needed to go shopping in our recent visit, he came right along with us. He even accepted an additional stop without much anxiety, which I was happy for. In fact, it surprised me a little.
We took him to a farmers market. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the first farmers market he went to. Fortunately the market was a pretty small one and not too crowded.
He patiently stayed off to one side while we visited several booths and made our selections. I can guarantee that he was recording, with his mind, everything that he saw.
At home, he took some of the purchases out of the car and walked into the house. He is used to helping his mother by carrying her groceries, so that has become part of his routine.
Bil doesn't like to eat veggies - but his Mom has figured out a way to get him to do so. The secret ingredient is something he loves, and can be shredded and put on veggies. Bil also ate an ear of corn that we ate at the market.
This sounds like just a simple "What I did today" essay. But, with Bil and his autism, it is a lot more than that.
Will we ever know what it meant to him?