From the beginning, Adam loved monsters and skeletons and all things creepy ... Halloween was his "high holiday", and he learned to spell "skeleton" before he could spell "and" or "the". So we taught him everything from language arts to math and science using monsters and mayhem:
... look how scared the lion is, and how happy (and in control) the baby is:
... the baby has had his ride, and now he leaps off:
... love the theatrical flair as the baby casually lifts one leg and leans over towards the lion's tail:
... with one hand, that baby grabs the lion by the tail and swings it around his head:
... then sends the poor lion sailing off into the stratosphere:
.... babies are much more dangerous than lions!
And this is why I work in the field that I do ... I love the minds that see the world in such a different (but equally valid) way ... once you look through the eyes of autism, the world never looks quite so mundane and humdrum again.
And just in case you were wondering what might happen if a baby met an alligator .... here's one more picture for your education:
... no contest!!!