It's Saturday morning. I am sitting in bed with my kids watching Oswald (lucky me). I have nothing particularly witty or clever to blog about. So, I thought I would share some pictures that my son took. If you follow us then you are starting to understand that my son is unique. We are in the midst of figuring out what is "going on" with him, and know that he is either on the Autism Spectrum or somewhere close to the periphery. His traits are most like Aspergers, with OCD, and ADD thrown in as well. He's a funny little guy that keeps things around here interesting. He is OBSESSED with tractors, I know he would drop out of school right now if he thought he could, just to sit on a tractor and plow all day (he's in first grade). Green (John Deere color) is his favorite color. In fact, everyone at school calls him John Deere.
He went with his dad a few weeks ago to the local tractor museum because Daddy was helping put the historic tractors in the new tractor barn. Some brave man decided to give "JD" his camera. He ran around all day snapping pictures and we got some interesting pictures. I had never thought of giving my camera to my son (for obvious reasons). However, he surprised me. He took real good care of the camera AND the bonus was that he took some really cool pictures and it was neat to see things from his perspective. I think a camera may be in order for his birthday this summer. It will be good for him to have something to do other than play with tractors. Although, all he did this time was take pictures of tractors.
I asked him about this picture and he said, "I liked the shadow the old tractor wheel made."
They were moving the old tractors on a forklift. He was really "into" this and took several pictures. I thought this was a neat angle. Knowing my son, I knew there was a reason he took this shot. Yep, he said, "I wanted to see how the tractor sat on the forks." Then he proceeded to tell me very excitedly, "See, see Mom, they slipped 'em right under the axles."
Back to the shadows again. When I asked him, "What's this about?" He said in a very "Duh Mom" voice, "It's my shadow." Me- "Oh" JD boy-"Yeah, haven't you ever taken a picture of your shadow before?" He asked that question like it's common knowledge that all people take pictures of their shadows. The smart ass in me wanted to reply, "Well, no son I haven't because the picture would be mostly black and therefore a waste of good picture paper." However, sarcasm is lost on my son (not just because of his young age, but because he truly doesn't get very many jokes). He is very literal. Anyway, I thought this picture was cool simply because I would have never thought of it.
The last one is a picture of an old plow. He took this picture because he was pleased with the little block of wood he put under the front hitch to prop it up. Sort of like tractor modeling I guess.