We all know that life with autism is not easy. We know that it can be a real struggle. Though hard times are present, there are also very endearing aspects of autism. Some traits that Seth has are just adorable, whether it is from autism or just Seth's personality...its down right cute! Seth is four years old now but he still has an adorable innocence. He takes myself and my husbands word as truth, no matter what. Seth is also a rule follower. Its cute it you joke with him and say "don't you tickle me!" Seth will not do it! He makes me laugh. He takes everything very literal as well. Just the other day he heard a lady say she was going to "knock you in your tail" to her son, Seth looked intently for a tail on that little boy! :) Seth groups together certain things. For holidays, he thinks that birthdays are shared, kind of like Christmas. He also thought the Santa brought his birthday gift, too cute to tell him otherwise! Seth groups together time also and everything is "yesterday." Whether it was last year, or that morning....to Seth it's "yesterday." Another awfully sweet thing is that Seth repeats himself alot. He has routines or what he talks about at certain points of the day, there are several examples of this but I have a favorite. Every night at bedtime he talks about how it is dark outside, but the sun comes up in the day. Then he says the sun shows through the window in the daytime for nap, but is is dark at night. Every night, same thing. He has the same type of conversation routines at different points throughout each day. Although it is repetitive it is so sweet to watch him talk and tell a story, even if Ive heard it everyday for months! OK, I'm almost done with my endearing traits! But I have to say that Seth has no judgment about anyone. He doesn't know if you are a girl or a boy. He doesn't care. He doesn't know any social cues like that, he just accepts you for what you are....you. When you watch a child live day to day like Seth, you realize how simple yet complex his mind is. He sets aside many things that he has yet to grasp, but notes very small details of things that he sees. He appreciates beauty in things and doesn't know how to judge, wish I could be more like him in that aspect. Seth is such a sweet child. He is full of innocence and pure love. He gives great kisses and looks at life with accepting eyes and an open heart. Amongst all of the struggles that Seth faces, he is so very sweet and so darn cute! I am very blessed to have such a sweet little man!