Hey ladies :)
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all!
My Bugga turned 10 just last week and he's been growing in leaps and bounds socially. But we still have a lot of problems, for instance he has been diagnosed with depression as well and has started to make self harming statements and threats of suicide. The school situtation is an absolute mess, too.
But my question for today: yesterday, Bugga told me he doesn't like the zoo because it is yellow and yellow is too bright a color. I thought hard about the zoo and I couldn't figure out what he was talking about. There aren't any really yellow signs or anything. Bugga is usually very communicative, but if he says something and you don't understand what he's talking about he gets frustrated easily and shuts down or blows up. I couldn't get him to explain what he meant by yellow.
My mom later told me that she read about synesthesia, where (and this is my oversimplified understanding of it, if you have this or have a child with it PLEASE explain it better) people can see auras around individuals or items. One site I checked said they can even "hear numbers" but I'm not sure how that works.
So basically my question is have any of you out there dealt with this and if so at what age did it crop up? Bugga has been saying for a while now that he only likes dark colors, but I figured he just meant he wanted a black t-shirt not an orange one. Any advice?