Monday, May 24, 2010

My Favorite Things, Autism-Style


OK, I couldn't resist revisiting this. Audrey is actually learning how to play this song on the piano, and it's maybe been running through my head more than I thought because these verses came way too easily. I'm assuming that everyone knows the tune so feel free to sing out loud...uh one and uh two and uh...

Numbers and letters and mall escalators
Pushing the buttons on the store's elevator
Fountains and sprinklers and toilets flushing
These are a few of my favorite things

Gluten-full food that I'm not s'posed to eat
Smells that are nasty like poop, pits, and feet
Toys that are beeping, flashing, or spinning
These are a few of my favorite things

When the light's bright
When my ears ring
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Dora and Wiggles and Baby Einstein
Watching those shows til Mom loses her mind
Rocking and flapping and elbow pumping
These are a few of my favorite things

Bright shiny full moons and microwave ovens
Fridge doors and sewers and oak-tree-trunk-lovin'
Canadian geese and their stinky droppings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the light's bright
When my ears ring
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel soooooooo bad!

7 comments:

  1. Very well written, well done!

    Now where's the video with you singing and performing it?!

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  2. Yikes...I don't think anyone needs to see that! Maybe when Audrey masters the tune on piano, I'll film that with these lyrics as a little audio overlay...

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  3. Your daughter sounds very like mine....We did a whole musical once along these lines and performed it to friends, "Macbeths the Musical" and no, even though we live in Scotland close to where Macbeth came from, the name refers to the Butchers opposite, which is one of her "favourite things..."

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  4. That's just a hoot! I love it! :)

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  5. Just discovered your fun little blog.Every autistic could write their own version of this,with a bunch of the same things included. What I'm impressed by is that you chose a picture of a slab of good ol' vinyl.

    Oh well,back to listing some of my duplicate records on eBay...in the nude of course.

    Pictures of children with really huge eyeballs...

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  6. Just found your site and I am an army wife with 12 year old twin boys who have aspbergers, ADHD, OCD and ODD. Puberty is in full swing and so is their tempers!!! Uggggh!!! Found out that Tricare covers almost 90% of ABA so I'm going to give it a shot!! Wish me luck!! :)

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  7. I love ABA...good luck Jenelle!

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