My name is Andrew. I am thirteen years old and very tall. I know that I am different from other children but mom says that different is good because we do not all want to be exactly the same.
Sometimes I really try to talk to other people, but mostly it is difficult. I do not understand why because I understand myself. Other people act strangely and I always have to guess what they mean when they talk. When I want something, I say what I want.
My favorite place is my room. It is quite and cozy. I like it best when it is quite, it makes me happy. I love playing computer games with the headphone on. Then no-one can disturb me. I like it best when everything happens as it should. I always wake up at 20 to 6 in the morning. I go to bed at 8 o clock at night during weekdays. On Friday and Saturday I am allowed to stay up until 10.
I keep a diary and write everything that happens during the day in my diary. I love to write stories and I am a very good reader and speller. I am always the hero in my stories. I have many names. My mom always says that I can be anything that I want to be. I also love to tell people the stories that I write.
I like to play on my computer, it makes me happy. I like to play the same games over and over. My dad and I also watch the same movies over and over. Mostly my dad falls asleep, but that is OK. He works very hard to get money so that I can have lots and lots of DVD’s and books and go to school. I love computer games and learning on the computer. My dad and I like to watch wrestling. We do not like to miss it.
I love my mom. She helps me a lot and she hugs and kisses me a lot. I love to hug and kiss her back. I always go shopping with my mom. We always go to the SPAR, Good For You Store. I know where everything is. My mom says I am a great helper.
I love food. My mom says we must watch my weight. I also like to help my mom make food. When we go to the shops we buy lots of recipe books. I like books and magazines with food in them.
I do not like fashion. I think it is really silly. I like my shirts to be red or yellow. I prefer to wear T-shirts because I get hot quickly. I do not like to wear shoes because shoes put cramps in my toes and it is hard to walk and run if I wear shoes.
I do not like small children, they make to much noise. I like old people best because they understand me and they are kind. They do not laugh and make fun of me when I make mistakes.
Some things are easier for me do, but some things are hard. I do not like to go to church because the music is too loud and there are too many people in the church. I do not like the sound of machines like the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine and my dad’s tools in the garage. I do not like it if people talk to me when I am busy.
I do not like when my hair touch my forehead and I don’t like to wash my hair. I like drinking through a straw, but I do not like ice in my cool drink. I do not like the labels of new clothes scratching my skin. My mom removes them all. I hate crowds. I don’t like strangers around me. "I don't like it when someone moves my things – it makes me feel upset."
Bob Sinclair is my brother. My parents do not know him. He sings very well and I can sing just like him. When I am big, I am going to sing just like him.
At night it is difficult to fall asleep because I think a lot. I worry a lot. I do not want my mother or father to die. My two grandmothers died and they planted them in the sand. My mom says they are in heaven, but I know they can not stand on the clouds; they will fall right through it.