That is my theory based on the anecdotal evidence I have encountered. Maybe not for everyone, but for a lot of people I know that have loved ones on the spectrum.
One morning this week, everything was running along splendidly until I suggested to The Boy that it might be a jacket day as it was below 50 degrees. No problem! Yes, he agreed. A jacket was a good idea.
And then we got to the couch, the time to put on socks and shoes, and wait for the bus. And the bus was early, and The Boy couldn’t find his hat. And there was NO WAY he was going to school without his hat…
Add in the stray kitten who had hung outside of the house since the previous evening, meowing away – he was trying to get in while I was marching out to the bus in my robe and slippers to plead for a few more minutes, and Raphael was anxious to get out because he always is, and because he was very curious about this kitten. Add all of that to The (intransigent) Boy stuffing his feet, face, and hands into the couch cushions to ensure he couldn’t go to school without his hat.
Finally, he’s out the door, but not without a stream of under-the-breath curses about hats and school and buses. I climb back into bed, and The Man says, “Maybe you should set that stuff out the night before.”
(Can you imagine the dark look?)
Yep. Mornings suck.
PS – Guess where the hat was? Right next to his bed. *facepalm*