Tuesday, August 2, 2011

She's Fonda Honda


One of Audrey's current obsessions is the make and model of people's cars.  As we're driving she'll notice a car that is the same as someone that we know but a different color, and she'll say the same annoying line every time.

"It's kind of red, but Blair's car is green, riiiiiyyyyyyyyyght?"  Like so:



This translates to:  "Look Mom, there's a Honda Civic.  It looks just like Melanie's car except that one is silver and hers is blue."  Which would be much more articulate, but on second thought just as irritating.  Who gives a shit, riiiiiiiiyyyyyyyyyyyyyyght?

I started kind of ribbing her about it, and whenever she would start the line I would chime in for the "riiiiiiyyyyyyght" part.  Which she doesn't like one bit.  She started throwing these lines back at me which were much more appropriate than the car shtick:

"Mom!  I've told you a million times!"
"Just ignore it!"
"How many times do I have to tell you?"
"Just worry about yourself!"

Whoa.  I have no idea where she got those.

Now on the occasion that she makes one of her hundred-times-per-day car observation and I DON'T chime in, I get "Mom, I like you're ignoring it."  Doesn't she just wish that the ABA-speak would work on me.

15 comments:

  1. Ha, I get similar phrases thrown back at me all.the.time. K is car obsessed, but meaning she cares not for any car other than her own. She still brings up when we went on vaca when she was 3 and we had an orange car, not our red car! The humanity!

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  2. I love how she knows the whole ABA schtick! That's awesome!

    Does it work with her?

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  3. If I had a nickel for every phrase thrown back at me..."Mom, I told you THREE TIMES, that means you aren't listening to me!!!"

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  4. "Just ignore it" is probaly from school, since this is what they tell the kids when a bucketdipper starts....uh.....dipping?

    Whenever I mock GA by repeating the lines that she is obsessed with she tells me "You gotta be your own person mom." Which is funny becuase usually the line that she is repeating that is so annoying is one she has picked up from someone else!

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  5. haha...hey, at least you know she's paying attention with the ABA stuff, riiiiyyyyght?

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  6. I love how you managed to get your own little "thigh cam" in there at the end of the video! LOL.

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  7. I love your gratuitous leg shot there at the end. Dead sexy, riiiighttt??? Sorry Lynn I couldn't resist. :)

    My hubs and I were having a "discussion' the other night and my son threw back at us: "Why can't we all just get along?!?" I had flashbacks to Rodney King...

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  8. Seeexy leg, riiiyyyyght?

    Always love it when the boys throw my psycho babble back to me. My fave: "My so proud of you, Mommy!" Least favorite: "Mom, I made a poop JUST FOR YOU! You so proud?" Uh, yeah.

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  9. In case Audrey is wondering, we drive a Honda Odyssey in light blue. : ) If she is into license plates, ours are Firefighters. ; )

    @Aimee: I LOVE that Grace Anne tells you to be your own person. That is hysterical!

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  10. I, like you, use the "How many times do I have to tell you?" line a lot. And, when I have had more than I can take, I just come right out and tell Cody, "Who gives a shit?!"

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  11. That's hysterical she uses those lines on you! And I can't get over how adorable she is!! How can that not catch on, riiiyyyght?

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  12. Ah yes. Having our words thrown back at us. My favorite is when I yell at the older child and the younger one then also chimes in with either repeating, the ABA speak, or another phrase he's had said to him a few million times. Such a twist of irony that in therapy sessions we try to get our kids to stop repeating phrases all.the.damn.time., but yet at the same time they cause us to be repeaters too.

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  13. I LOVE how Audrey has mastered the ABA litany and throws it back at you! She is so absolutely adorable.

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  14. She's not the only kid of the spectrum who has a thing for make/ model/ color. One of my son's classmates does the same thing. There are only 6 children in his program for children with Autism, so all the parents know one another pretty well. One day I was driving my husband's car to pick up & this child's mom said, "I thought you drove a Jeep." I said, "oh, yea, I do. I'm in my husband's car today." Apparently she & I take the same route home (we all live pretty much in the same area). And her son kept saying, "Mommy, that's Ben's car, it's a silver Jeep. That's Ben's mommy driving the silver Jeep". I was shocked. Ben knows our car, but couldn't tell you that it's a Jeep. One of the teachers explained that this was one of this student's "things" as we call them (vs obsessions). The boy overheard us & said, "We have a Honda Odyssey" Ben's "things" are trains and superheroes. Every kid on the spectrum has their "thing" but I thought you might be interested to know that there is a boy in Houston with the same "thing" about makes & models of cars.

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