My son doesn't play with toys!
I am very excited to find this forum to talk on-line to other moms about my 4 year-old son's recent Asperger diagnosis. It drives me crazy that my son doesn't like to play with toys. I have 3 boys and many toys and he would rather wander around the house or run back-and-forth. I can just feel the stress hormones kick in when he starts to run and hum. He is mild and high-functioning so he stops immediately if anything more interesting goes on - just very little toy playing. He goes to play therapy and has improved in make believe play, he does enjoy playing pretend kitchen - but no action figures or ships or Little People castles. It is like pulling teeth when I work with him and we play Weebles or whatever.
Does anyone else have this issue and how do you deal with the stress? I guess I also wonder what this means about him in the future. How will this deficit look when he is older?