A while ago I shared with you about my life inside a DVD series. I couldn’t fit everything into one post, unless I made it thousands upon thousands of words. I saved a story for today.
“Mom, you have to help me. I’m losing my eyesight.” That’s how Dr. J came out of his room one night.
“What?” I asked, quite perplexed.
“I’m losing my eyesight. I can’t see as much. I need more carrots.”
Oh, now I see. He was taking a bit from the cartoon about Alexander Graham Bell where Watson says, “Can you do this for a while? I’m losing my voice.” and changing it to a way to ask for a snack after being put to bed.
Dr. J has also taken a blurb from Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss and used it to communicate his feelings about certain foods. Fox in Socks is a rather tongue-contorting book. At one point, Mr. Knox says something like, “I can’t say that. It makes my tongue quite lame, Sir.”
Dr. J has revamped it to look something like this:
Me: “Would you like some raisins?”
Dr. J: “I don’t like raisins anymore.”
Me: “What? You used to love raisins! Why don’t you like raisins anymore?”
Dr. J: “Because they’re sticky and they make my teeth quite lame.”
Chips and cereal bars also now make his teeth quite lame. Oh. Joy.
There are many more stories, but I won’t drag it out. It is interesting to watch my autism spectrum little man take things that he’s comfortable with and adapt it to make it fit his real-life situation. I’m sure lots of you out there have similar stories with your children or students. Care to share?