Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sh*t My Daughter Says

"My brownie's back!  It's still alive!"

Said when she excavated an old brownie from the back seat of the car.  Hey, it was in a Ziploc bag and was under a month old...so not even close to the worst thing that she's popped into her mouth off of the floor of the car.

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"I can handle this."

Her therapists are teaching her to recognize emotions beyond happy, sad, and mad.  She's learning about more nuanced emotions like nervous and irritated, which are harder to explain and identify, but which will surely come in handy since they cover about 90% of what she feels during any given day.  They were also explaining to her how to deal with the emotions and somewhere in the course of that someone used this phrase.  Had they consulted me, I would have gone with "I can dig it."

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Mom:  "Audrey, eat your hamburger.  Don't just eat the....  Don't just eat the....  The....  The....
Audrey:  "Ketchup."
Mom:  "Yes.  Thank you."

It was the first time that she finished one of my sentences.  I'm feeling a little bit better about about growing old and senile with her...a process that we are well into by now.

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"I go in the tulip bathroom.  I don't go in the seashell bathroom."

Audrey's school moved within the office park that they are located, and it's rocked her world more than I had anticipated.  The kids are now all together in one space, whereas they had been separated into two before.  She enters through a different door, has a new classroom, lunchroom, etc.  But of all the changes, the only thing that she has commented on is the bathroom situation.  Whenever I ask her anything about how her day was, what's going on at school, etc., she comes back with this. 

I had a chance to tour the new digs last week, and I was the only mother who asked to see the bathrooms.  And I was definitely the only mother taking pictures of them.

The "tulip" bathroom
The seashell bathroom













I thought maybe she had developed a queer eye for bathroom decor, but I dunno...they seem equally offensive to me.

15 comments:

  1. It sounds like Audrey is doing great! I loved the brownie quote! LOL! It's also great that she finished a sentence. BTW, my daughter loves to lick ketchup off of things too. Then she'll eat the hot dog or hamburger as I'm watching with a horrified expression!

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  2. LOL, I love the expressive and always interesting observations & declarations these kids make.

    Dan is not as verbal but once yelled out "Hakuna Matata!" when he was stressed out in line at the post office. I guess it means No Worries! An attempt to self-calm? It didn't really calm anyone but got the line moving a little faster. : )

    BTW I totally agree with your assessment of the bathroom decor.

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  3. Ha ha! You so should push the " I can dig it. "

    In 2008, all "Why did you....GraceAnne?" questions were answered with, "Thas how I roll. "

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  4. I absolutely love the brownie bit!

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  5. Like the "5 second" rule for food dropped on the floor, isn't there a "30 day rule" for brownies in ziploc bags?

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  6. Hi-found you through the blogs directory..yeah the brownies..by the time my fourth kid was big enough to "discover" older food..(.mainly aged cheerios)..my only thought was "I hope they are from our family...and not the one who used to own this house"

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  7. But why YES to the tulip bathroom and NO to the seashell bathroom? Why the distinction? I bet Audrey will have a logical answer.

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  8. BB tries to eat the bun around the burger first, the burger second, and leave the ketchup until last. Not easy.

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  9. Well, the tulip bathroom is the lesser of both evils, so maybe she has developed a decorating eye.

    The brownie is back and it's still alive? LMAO!!! That's funny!!

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  10. Sounds like your Audrey progressing wonderfully! Finishing your sentences? Impressive! xx Jazzy

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  11. She is PRICELESS
    I love the stillalive brownie

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  12. My kid would make that brownie comment.

    And you're right about the offensive bathroom decor. Blech.

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  13. Too funny. At gymnastics, Jaylen will only go in the Green one, never the yellow. Never, ever the yellow.

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