Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sh*t My Daughter Says

As "The Christmas Song/Chestnuts Roasting" was playing on the radio:

"I need some goodies."

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Audrey:  "Jacob was sad today."
Me:  "Oh?  Did Jacob have a rough day?"
Audrey:  "Yes.  I had a smooth day.  My day was smooth."
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She had my iPhone and was playing various songs of hers -- by the Wiggles, Jim Gill, and others that make me lose the will to live -- that I have loaded on it.  Suddenly, the guitar intro to the Hollies' "Long Cool Woman" comes on:

"This song is not fun."

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"I do not like Smarties or differences."

Sort of weird, but not really for her.  I took this as her usual airing of grievances, somehow marrying up her dislike of non-chocolate candies with her desire for all things to stay the same all of the time.

It took me a few days before I realized that she was talking about one of her therapy programs called "similarities and differences".   I like her name for it better.

18 comments:

  1. I love the stuff that seems random but actually makes perfect sense once we figure it out. Our kids are awesome!

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  2. The first few quotes make her sound a little like Miles Davis - too cool. Or, should I say, smooth.

    Jim Gill? Is he a new Wiggle? Are Greg, Maury, Jeff and Anthony okay? I knew all that over eating would catch up with Anthony some day.

    I am so with her on the Smarties thing. Why bother making a candy that isn't chocolate based?

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  3. A bit of international cultural confusion here: in the UK, smarties are a (nicer!) version of M&Ms, choc inside a thin candy shell. WHAT HAS YOUR COUNTRY DONE TO SMARTIES? Smarties here are choccily delicious, and the candy shells used to be full of additives that made everyone hyper (now sadly replaced by 'natural' colourings). Please, USA, concentrate on the things you're good at but acknowledge that UK sweeties rule! As ever, Audrey knows what she's talking about :)

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  4. @bbsmum: I'm glad that I included a visual then, or you'd have been completely confused. Man, we eff up everything. What are the things we're good at again?

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  5. @BigDaddy: Anyone who does not know that the Red Wiggle is Murray and not Maury does not deserve a response.

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  6. Doh! I played right into his hand.

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  7. Dan was humming and I realized it was the bridge from a rock song called The Created Void I googled the lyrics and as I read it gave me the chills. I used to pass this off as just interesting. Reading your stories of Audrey reinforces my belief that these are not just simply oddities of autism but real attempts to communicate and I love that you see this too. "It's all in the way I say what I don't mean and mean what I don't. I need to speak to you"

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  8. Aw I love it when the penny drops for us parents and we realise they are making sense! Audrey is adorable :D

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  9. I love the sh!t that Audrey says! I also like that she commented on her friend having a rough day. Go Audrey!

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  10. I love it, especially her version of Similarities and Differences. And she's right; Smarties aren't that good either.

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  11. hehehe, her name for it is better. She is a cool kid! Jen

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  12. I like "this song is not fun"

    My son has issues with a lot of music (in fact there was only one lullaby that didn't make him scream) but he tells me "I like rock music, mom!"

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  13. I think you should do a post called "Sh*t I have loaded on my iPhone"! It sounds like your music mix must be a lot like the CD's I burn for Cody :)

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  14. First of all, Audrey always has a smooth day. The girl is butta.....

    I appreciate her dislike for all non-chocolate candy. Seriously!? Why bother??!!

    And also, I agree, change blows.

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  15. Thats priceless!! I love it!
    oxoxoxo

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  16. yeah, I prefer her name for it too! I got a Jim Gill cd years ago for WiiBoy... we're done with it now. TG ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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