The seasons change. My boy has a hard time changing clothes. He would be wearing his sweatpants even if it is hot for a few days and if the cold weather comes all of a sudden he would still be wearing shorts. He would drag his jacket around for a few days even if it is in the eighties or would shiver in the cold and refuse to wear the jacket when cold weather sets all of a sudden. He doesn’t like wearing formal pants or jeans and is comfortable in elastic pants or shorts. He doesn’t like buttoned up shirts but loves to wear all kind of Tee shirts. Along with autism he has sensory processing issue, so that is one of the reason his dressing habit is unique to him. He has no peer pressure but just thinks about himself as to what is comfortable at that particular point. Our Temple demands men over 12 wear clothes that cover their legs. We have talked our way about his problem so that he can wear anything to the temple. But for the past few years I have been buying him Tee shirts from the places we visit. One day he wore a Tee shirt that showed Ground Hog Day , that had been purchased from Punxutwaney, PA. I saw a person stop by and have a conversation with him about that. From that point I decided I should get him shirts from the places we visit. Though these are expensive I think they are great conversation starters and good for my boy to socialize. You don’t need to be formally dressed up all the time for conversation 😊.
I cleaned his wardrobe today and just musing about it.
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