Thursday, February 2, 2012

When I Get Older...

Audrey's been talking a lot lately about things she's gonna do "when she gets older". Which for the most part amounts to all of the things that I won't let her do right now...plus some other weird shit.

Audrey: "When I get older, I'm going to..."

  • Have a doggy and a kitty.
  • Walk my doggy and kitty.
  • Work at school and get to use the teacher's bathroom.
  • Buy cupcakes, mac and cheese, cookies, candy, cake pops, whoopie pies, hot chocolate, marshmallow pops, cheese sticks, donuts, caramel corn, cotton candy, pizza, french fries, ice cream...
  • Work at the yellow house down the block. (me: *?*)
  • Drive. (me: *Oh Lord*)
  • Have a baby in her tummy (me: *sob*)

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  1. I've let Tommy drive!!! The lawn mower hahaa Looked like crop circles on our 2 acres hahaaaaa!! Then I let him ride solo at a go-kart place. OMG he had a blast and did great! SHE MAY DRIVE!!!!!! Maybe not on the roads.. but she may drive :D

    Sorry for the baby in the tummy. That would have been a kick in the gut to me. My NT told me she doesn't know if she wants to have babies because "we don't know if MY baby will have Autism". *sobs*

    This is where I say... autism sucks.

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    1. I hadn't thought about the whole sibling genetics thing. Ugh.
      I think the driving thing requires a whole other post of imagining what Audrey driving would be like :)

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    2. I hadn't thought of that, either!!! CRAP! Ben will never want kids. And he's a boy so he won't even have any maternal instinct that kicks in, overriding the genetic worries.

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    3. Who he marries will be a big factor though...he may not have much say if he's with someone whose desire to procreate overrides any concerns. But think of all the experience you'll bring to the table if you have a SN grandchild. You can't slap me through the internet, you know.

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    1. I don't how she's going to make the time for all of it.

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  3. I like Audrey's grocery list a whole lot better than mine. Hers is way more fun.

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    1. I don't think she will be able to fit through the door to make it to the grocery store.

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  4. dude--the highlight of my teaching career was the unlimited use of the faculty bathroom. We even had scenty soap!

    well until Mrs Fartsalot went in there. Then? not so fun.

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    1. I was wondering why she was so obsessed with the teachers bathroom...scenty soap! I'm guessing that they've caught her in there up to her elbows in it.

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  5. cupcakes, mac n cheese, and whoopie pies? YES!!! That's it! That's what I want to do when I grow up!

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    1. She pronounces whoopie pies like whOOOpie pies. Damn Starbucks.

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  6. Audrey's shopping wishes remind me how much fun it is to make rice krispie treats and drink warm jello whenever I want...but for some reason I forget to!

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  7. I know right? What's stopping us? No one is the boss of us!

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  8. Katie tells me all the time she wants to work with animals, which at least is attainable. She also wants a baby, although she never really brings it up, will just make comments about giving her baby "bobbie milk" one day...ha. She mostly just tells me stuff like when she is 16 she will eat fish. Um, OK. If that is her goal for 16, fine by me! Lately the future has been sneaking up on me and I can barely breathe if I think about it. I am living in the land of denial right now.

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    1. Does Massachusetts have an age of consent for eating fish? I didn't mean for that to sound dirty #yesidid

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  9. Emma tells me she can't wait to go to college so she can have a dog.

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  10. When I worked in schools, the teachers' bathrooms were only slightly less gross than the kids' bathrooms. It seemed that some teachers used their "planning periods" for other purposes...

    But the junk food sounds good! Maybe we'll all console ourselves with that when we are elderly and without grandchildren.

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    1. OK, now I'm getting conflicting accounts about faculty bathrooms. I think for Audrey it has little to do with the level of cleanliness and more to do with the "forbidden fruit".

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  11. When my son was that age, he had NO interest in getting older. It meant change, increased responsibility, etc. Now that he is 17 he realizes it is inevitable, but *I* am starting to want him to not grow up!

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    1. Well, Audrey might feel the same way if she could think beyond the cupcake.

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  12. WOAH! New commenting... I just noticed!

    Audrey all grown up - will she get her own iPhone so I know who's texting me? Will she still want to text me when she's all grown up? :(

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    1. I'm surprised that getting her own iPhone didn't make the list...I guess she thinks that mine is already hers. And when she's grown up, she won't need to be texting you from the bunk above yours :)

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  13. Katie has told me that when she grows up she is never going to leave me and that she is going to live with me forever. Should I be afraid?!

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  14. I was fine til the baby in her tummy thing... oh the verklemptedness...

    Getting to use the Teacher's Bathroom is Gold.

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  15. I love the teacher's bathroom part!

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