I've always had this sinking feeling Jaylen has a 6th sense. However, kids with Autism don't have the best eye contact, so it could be related to that. When he looks past me at something over my shoulder, I get chills. It freaks me out when I can tell something caught his eye, yet nothing is there when I turn to look.
The boys and I went to feed my mom's cats while she was out of town. Jaylen yelled at Xavi to be quiet. When I told him that was rude he said, "Well I want to hear the man that's up there" as he pointed up. Since the 3 of use were downstairs, supposedly alone in the house, a lump in began to form in my throat and goosebumps materialized over 98% of my body. I frantically calmly asked him who he heard and where. He just pointed up. "Upstairs you mean?" "No, just up there." And that was it, his thoughts had moved on. Needless to say, we left...quickly.
I never got a straight answer of where he thought the voice was coming from or what it was saying. It was either burglars in my mom's house, dead people, or Jesus, none of whom I was ready to meet just then
There have been other things, like him telling my sister to drive carefully, then eerily cocking his head to the side and saying, "the brakes" when we asked why. Or the time he just blurted out, "There's a fire at Grandma's!" with no explanation as I urgently dialed my mom (there was no fire by the way).
Long time readers of Mommy To Two Boys may know the movie the Sixth Sense totally messed me up for life. I still have to jump into bed from 4 feet away because of that little girl, you know the one I'm talking about, with Munchhausen's. I covered my eyes throughout most of the film in the theater and haven't watched, nor will ever watch, it again.
Who do I blame for my child getting Haley Joel Osmant's ability? Is someone with great powers messing with me? I don't think so.
Is this retribution for being scared of a movie starring Donnie-D from NKOTB? Probably.