Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scripts That Make You Go Hmmmm

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.

21 comments:

  1. I'm still trying to figure out where Brian came up with "Don't want none! Go away!". It could not have possibly been me!

    Glad we're not the only family that seems to have a revolving conversation about butts. Corbin was given the nickname by his great-aunt when he was three of "tiny hiney". Corbin doesn't usually say very nice things about mine though lol.

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  2. Alex came up with "Talk to the hand cus the face ain't listening." I found out months later it was on some commercial...

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  3. My son likes Ghostbusters. He'll start on some long quote and end up with the guy they call dickless.

    It really pays to monitor what they're viewing - who knew?

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  4. Script of preference for my son, "assemble the minions" from Despicable Me. Have to say I adore that one.

    "You kids get outta my butt!" from Toy Story 3, not so much. Seems old people and grocery store checkers don't like that one either.

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  5. " I need a ham sandwich to calm my nerves" is from Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, just in case you need to know that ever...it was awhile before I found out my then 4 year old wasn't just stressed and easily soothed by lunch meat!

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  6. Lynn, you need to be in TV development. I'd totally watch SYTYCS.

    Jelly has started quoting things. I'm pretty sure they are all from Dora. Can't wait for her to move on to something else.

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  7. Andrea, that ham sandwich line is hysterical!

    My 3.5 year old son is on a Peppa Pig kick, and is scripting it complete with the English accent. Every night when my husband walks in from work, DS says "Hallo, Daddy Pig." It's pretty cute.

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  8. We read lots of Fancy Nancy around here too. Love the vocab building!

    I'd be worried about the bottom thing but I worry.

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  9. I love the random scripting!! And I bet that OT was very flattered and felt pretty darn good that day. :) I had a kid stand in the middle of the classroom, spread his arms wide, and announce "Welcome to America!".

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  10. I must confess, sometimes when Audrey and I are texting like girlfriends, I'll toss her a doosy and hope that it sticks. But I can't take credit for any of these.

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  11. My 4 yr old girl compliments everyone on their shoes, hair, etc, and people think she is so polite unless they notice she showers the same compliments on someone who is barefoot, bald, etc. It's because that's how adults strike up conversations with her, so she's just copying what she hears. Most people don't realize it's a script and praise me for having such a polite child. I just smile and nod--mmmm, hhmmmm, yes, isn't she?

    But always always, one must "Watch out for the porcupines!" (wish I knew what that was from)

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  12. I think Grace Anne is a character in the Junie B Jones series. The books are high-larious and one of her teachers might have read them to the class. Junie B says some pretty wacky things so, if that's the case, I'm sure you'll hear some real doozies. I'd check one out at the library if I were you.

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  13. I would probably fail at Name that Script. It's not because I don't try, though...

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  14. I love Name That Script! I'm like you where most of the time I know what my boys are scripting, but sometimes I'm like..."Wait...what?!"

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  15. I'm totally the lame mom who says "bottom." I'm sure you had me pegged, Lynn!

    Hey blog-readers, make sure you head to vote for Autism Army Mom at www.parents.com/blog-awards. I know there are more than 16 of you reading this post! Come on!

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  16. fanny=lady parts in England so its good to stay away from that one!

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  17. That is kinda creepy, though. To think that someone said that to Audrey. It may not have been a teacher. It could have been that homeless man down the street.

    Have a good evening!

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  18. Name That Script is perfect for the network! If only Burt Convey, Alan Hunt, or Wink Martindale were available to host. Think Wilford B. would consider? Hehe. You said butt.

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  19. Oh yeah, My WiiBoy comes out with some beauts too! I too wonder where the hell he gets them from?!?!

    xx Jazzy

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  20. Love it! Monday I picked my son up from school and he muttered "don't be annoying!" His teacher panicked and rushed to explain that she NEVER says annoying. She was relieved to hear it was a variation of a script from Despicable Me, from a scene he recites until it is—quite, annoying.

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  21. Oh wow, Lynn, "Name That Script" is HYSTERICAL! Kudos to you for saying what many people are afraid to say what REALLY goes on in some ASD homes. My 12 year old son can script till the cows come home, and it's funny how my NT 7 & 4 year olds can tell me what movie/tv show/book it's from.

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