M - posted on 12/17/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My husband and I have a 2 1/2 year old son. He is a great kid. My husbands sister also has a son, who is a few months older than our child. Ever since my nephew was born I knew something was different about him. But I really noticed after my son was born. My son was very responsive. He was born 5 1/2 weeks early, when is due date rolled around he was ready 10pds. He would coo and smile. My nephew wouldn't. If you held him up in front of you he would turn his head to the side refusing to make eye contact. As the boys got older I noticed my nephew would smile, not often..and when did his eyes didn't show any emotion to go along with the smile. I notice he runs kind of differently. His body language all in all is just different. The one thing that bothers me the most is: he doesn't stop moving he is into something, and after being redirected he darts off and is into something else...over and over the entire visit. All while showing no emotion. He pisses everyone off during family functions. We have to hide the vacuums..he is overly obsessed with them and wants to drag them all over and he trips people up. So the vacuum gets put away, split second later ( not exaggerating ) he is going after knifes. It goes on like this constantly. My father in law finally says "how many times do I have to tell you no!!?" The kid doesn't care.
He scares me around my own son and I feel so guilty. I fear he will hurt my child so I am always right there in the midst of their playing. I shouldn't say I fear he will, because he has. My son has finally started to tell him "NO! Be nice". He won't let my son play with his toys, constantly taking them from him and sometimes hitting him. This child is so smart! It's amazing. I just want to if he is normal? Why doesn't his mom see it? He honestly scares me.