(My daughter received that one.)
"You'll accomplish more later if you have a little fun this weekend."
(How much fun are we talking?)
"Your present plans are going to succeed if you stick to them."
"You have an ambitious nature and will make a name for yourself."
Every parent thinks about their child's future, only the scope of those dreams may be limited for those parents with a child on the spectrum. I'm grateful that Peter is high-functioning, though I worry every day wondering when his academic skills will catch up with his chronological age. My worries are redundant. No matter how smart I think he is, we live in a standardized world based on test scores and scholarly merit. A world where his weaknesses are magnified.
He stayed up late last night (9:30-ish) organizing his supplies and then moving them to just the right spot in the corner of his closet. He boxed up everything else that was somehow a distraction, excluding furniture, and put the box stuffed with Nerf guns in the hallway for me to store in the garage. And then he vacuumed, marking the end of all the necessary preparations needed to get his business going. The only thing left to do is sell and that's a skill that he comes by naturally. Good luck, son.