Smartypants Toe. When you combine Autism Spectrum Disorder with a high IQ and an overly-developed curiosity, you get the constant need for doing. Toe is a complusive doer, and it's not just any doing what will satisfy. There's the physical doing (run jump play bounce dance sing tumble wrestle giggle tickle holler tackle wiggle throw scurry hug leap) and the learning doing (read tinker look listen write fugure disassemble assemble explain teach tell talk repeat recount inquire verify organize puzzle-out write cook respond examine study) and then there is the play doing (games inventions movies music outside dogs cars planes colors cartoons performances LEGOS rocks marbles make-believe torture Mommy). Not doing is incredibly--almost unfathomably---hard for Toe. So hard it causes psychological discomfort and emotional pain.
Another reason why so many of us parents of the autistic describe ourselves as the Living Dead. We are zombies walking, doomed to be tired from the inability to not do. Another road you may not be able to imagine yourself walking?
Anyway, if you are reading this, Santa (and I know you are such a loyal fan), hint hint. All we want for Christmas here is "do help." I'm sure you'll come up with something.