Riley's teacher went to an Asperger's/Autism conference over the weekend. She told me of a young college student with Asperger's who gave a presentation. The student explained how confusing it was growing up.
Her mother would breeze through the kitchen, point to her and say,
"I want you to think about unloading that dishwasher."
Later, the mother would be furious to find the dishwasher still full.
But she hadn't been told to unload it. She was told to "think about it."
And she did.
Just as she was told.
And she didn't understand why her mom was always so mad at her.