Much of what Audrey says are scripts, and I can usually place the source pretty easily. Like when she stubbed her toe and screamed "I INJURED MY FOOT WHICH IS A FANCY WORD FOR HURT!!!!!!!!!" Anyone? A Fancy Nancy book.
When my bloggy friend Kara starts up that autism TV network she's been talking about, I think Name That Script would be an awesome game show to add to the lineup, right between So You Think You Can Stim and Curb Your Eye Contact.
But sometimes Audrey comes out with things that I cannot place. Sometimes this OK, but sometimes I obsess over what the source might be. Like when she asked me about the meaning of normal...did someone say that word to her, as in "you're not normal"? Naturally my mind goes to the worst case scenario.
A couple of weeks ago Audrey wrote out one of her self-composed social stories that opened with the line "Grace Anne is very difficult". I know she would never say this about her BFF, so who said it?
But the oddest one was last week during an OT session. Her therapist had her back to her and Audrey told her that she has a "cute bottom". What the? There's no way that she came up with that one herself.
For the record, we never use the "bottom" to refer to our butts. And we refer to our butts a lot around here. We prefer butt, dupa, bum, culo, keester, can, arse, caboose, cakes, buns, biscuits, heinie, or badonkadonk. But never bottom. Or fanny. Never fanny.
"Bottom" seems to be the preferred term for teachers, as in "sit on your bottom", which I'm sure Audrey hears a lot of. So now I'm left wondering if one of her teachers told her that she has a cute bottom.
Even if that's true, should I care? After all, she does have a pretty sweet booty. And somewhere there is an OT walking around feeling pretty, pretty good about the junk in her trunk, so I guess all's well that rear-ends well. HA! Get it? Too much? Fine. My dimple dump is outta here.