By Jay Fuentes
NOTE: Grace wanted to give Jay his own column. She thought it might help other siblings understand a little better why their autistic brother or sister may do things they way they do it! So every month Jay has volunteered to try and let us all know what the world looks like THROUGH HIS EYES!
I am in middle school now and things are a little different. I started to reflect on the things that I did in elementary school that helped keep me… well sane! Mainly I look at things different then other people. Like when I solve math problems, I image that I am a super hero and that the math problem is an evil thug! Every time I solve a math problem it is like I am beating up the thug. But of course how I beat up the bad guys depends on the problem. If it is a multiplication problem I defeat him in an aerial way- crashing down on him when he is not looking. If it’s division I use lasers! Subtraction equals kicking. And you might think addition would be punching but nope to me it is…Rock slaying! Much more dramatic don’t you think? I guess I see things this way because I love comic books. Comic books keep me calm and keeping calm allows me to solve the problem. Not to mention it is a lot more fun doing math my way!