posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Thank you all so much for taking the time to respond to my post.
I tend to be pretty long winded when I sit at a keyboard, actually in technical terms; I’ve been called a tad hypergraphic! I will try to paint a
better picture in regards to the start of this thread without beinga blabber mouth. In the morning I hope to reply to all of you individually.
Before I say anything more, I will say some of you are right, I do to some extent regret letting Cody watch the series. Even Devin, my 17 year old
son has mentioned to me, “Mum, we shouldn’t have let him watch that show with us!” So to those of you who wrote thinking it was an
inappropriate program for a 10 year old. I agree. I have pulled the (Netflix) plug on AA with Cody… to some extent or at least as best I can.
What he often wants to do is refer back to certain episodes when he is trying to make sense of something else, for example the bioluminescent
jellyfish on Blue Planet, or the theoretical origins of the first samurai sword on mythbusters. He cross references, you see? Also just to mention,
in truth ~ we don’t watch cable TV. I pulled the plug on TV a long time ago. We watch the computer. Netflix is great for hours of Mythbusters,
Deadliest Catch and America’s funniest videos without all the ridiculous advertisements.
I hope you will all allow me a bit of time writing so that you might understand us better. I won’t torture you with our genealogy but I will
explain an event that came to pass and changed all of our lives. Basically, we all saw a UFO. If anyone wants the logistics and details I’ll be
happy to describe what we saw another time and on a proper forum. For now all I can say is, it was not of this world! There was no question about
what we were seeing! It was a UFO. Period! And, it was beautiful. Devin and his girlfriend were stunned and speechless, my daughter Amber was
crying and terrified but Cody was jumping up and down laughing and trying to flag it down. That night is when it all began for Cody and for all of
us. He actually screamed at his sister all the way home because she was scared and made us leave. It was her birthday and we had all driven down to
the coast to watch the Persaid meteor showers. Unfortunately she didn’t get a bunch of shooting stars to wish on, she got a UFO. And it scared the
pants of her.
Please understand, I’m not making excuses, but it’s sort of too late. Believe me, I wish I had previewed some of those episodes and often clicked
off them when they were getting too intense. That show truly draws in the curious and that happens to be Cody’s middle name. For now, I have him
happily distracted with the Mythbusters.
So, you see, Cody went in to Ancient Aliens already convinced he’d seen a UFO and proceeded to fall in love with Giorgio, Erik and the whole lot of
them. He was sold from Episode 1! The thing is folks, with some of the AA shows, indeed, a good part is pure speculation and theory, I agree.
However, at times they do prove their claims, or at least give you enough information so that you as the audience have to come to their inevitable
conclusions…without outright saying it themselves. On the first episode they made that golden airplane fly! And this is where it gets dicey with
Cody, how do I help him sort the theory from the facts. Well, I can’t! What I think I can do for him is just tell him to trust his intuition.
For those of you who may want to follow me through this thread further I will tell you a bit more about Cody and his Autism. He is very high
functioning and has an unbelievable vocabulary. He will not however look anyone in the eye and has a fixed gaze. He also has this sort of
no-nonsense intelligence that individuals on the spectrum are often gifted with. Cody’s Autism affects him the most socially. He doesn’t have,
nor pick up social cues and he doesn't have any social controls. He is extremely impulsive in the things he says and really doesn’t give a good
golly what anyone thinks. He does however have many diverse interests that make it is very easy to ~bump his record~ as I call it.
A good deal of all his interests some how and inevitably come back to the questions that we are ALL in this day and age trying to understand. Such
as, the dinosaurs, astronomy, the pyramids, the evolution or non-evolution of certain species of animal, the legitimacy of our government and Obama,
Disclosure, 2012…round and round and round we go. Cody has this intuitive wisdom I simply can’t explain without writing a book about him on this
post. He really is a beautiful enigma and a miracle and as I said before, I feel honored to be his Mum. However, with this honor comes
responsibility. A great responsibility! I believe my children need to know the truth. Come what may. It's up to me to prepare them...but for
As for tonight, I have to go stuff the wood stove and hope my pipes won't freeze!
More in the morning ~ Tonya