What’s interesting to me about his marathon lectures about Mindcraft Mods (Mods according to my son are modifications to the game that he invents) is that he doesn’t really want to have a conversation about them, instead he prefers to just talk at me, most of the time it sounds like he’s giving me instruction on how one would play the modification in the game. I tend to nod my head a lot and give feedback such as “nice” or “hmm”, but most of the time I can’t seem to figure out what he’s talking about. I guess you have to play the game to understand.
Something I’ve noticed that’s a characteristic of Aspergers is that my son does not like to be interrupted during these long monologs and finds any unrelated questions to be a major irritant and just a waste of his time, so I try my best to listen. His brothers on the other hand have had enough of the “Mod talk”, as they beg me, “Mom, please make him stop talking about mods—I can’t take it anymore!”
I have to admit, I find the whole thing kinda cute, maybe because he seems true himself during these moments, plus he always ends his speeches with, “Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about my latest Mod, ok Mommy?”