It’s been WAY too long since I shared some of Aaron’s funny sayings that I have saved from over the years. Hope you enjoy some smiles!
Aaron saw me again with my spots of make-up on today. He brightly said, “Hey, Miss Camouflage!!” I do believe that’s better, though, than when he told me that I looked like I wore clown make-up.
Aaron (aka Mr. Talks-A-Lot) has been up for over an hour and joined me in the kitchen. He has lived up to his name as he’s sucked all the air out of the room with his non-stop talking. He’s talked about the atmosphere, movies, mushrooms, dog treats, beagles, sump pumps, washing machines, propane, frogs, and I don’t know what else because my brain is being fried. Too early for this!!!!
Our son, Andrew, works for an NHRA Top Fuel drag racing team. Aaron, for the first time in his life, is now an avid drag racing fan. He never misses a run or a race. He’s even learning some of the lingo, and amazingly enough, some of the driver’s names.
One of the Funny Car drivers is JR Todd. Aaron was focused on the television screen during JR’s run the other day. When it was over, Aaron wasn’t sure how JR had done.
“So,” he asked, “how did Junior Todd do?” 😃😃
Aaron, eating his last pancake: “After I eat this one, I’m stuffed.”
Nothing like planning ahead. 😄
Geography 101 according to Aaron: “You know, Mom, there’s New York City and then there’s regular New York.”
Aaron was playing a war game on his computer and yelled out, “Mom! East is left, right?” Uh………well……and so I tried to explain before he said with great resignation to just never mind. Time for a map study, if I dare.
Aaron has a cold. To him this is a big deal – and he thinks it should be a big deal to us, too. He gives what seems like endless updates on the progress of his cold. Just now: “Mom, now my right nose is stopped up!!”
No word on the left nose yet – stay tuned.
Autism 101: Literalism
I took Aaron to the doctor today. The nurse was taking his info, and so she was trying to kindly focus her questions toward Aaron.
Nurse: Aaron, can you spell your name?
Aaron, in his mind, had answered her question.
“Yes,” he thought. “I can spell my name. Silly woman.”
Then the nurse realized her mistake, as the doctor and I sat on the sidelines chuckling.
Aaron finally spelled his name when she rephrased her question.
Nurse: Will you spell your name for me, Aaron?
And he did.
Some days it’s so much fun to be on the sidelines, watching Aaron work his magic.
Aaron, tonight at supper: Dad, can you pass the tomato ketchup?
Who on earth says, “tomato ketchup?”
Aaron does, that’s who!!
It’s what the label says, people! 🤣🤣🤣
Aaron loves wearing his “long pants pajamas” – as he calls them and as opposed to his “short pants pajamas” – to bed at night, even in the summer. He struggles with making the change from long pants pajamas to short pants pajamas. He will also keep the same covers piled on his bed, including his weighted blanket, even while wearing his long pants pajamas in the summer.
Therefore, we often have the same conversation on many summer mornings, just as we did this morning when he first got out of bed and found me sitting on the patio.
Aaron: Mom, I wore my long pants pajamas to bed last night.
This as he stood there in his long pants pajamas, waiting for my response.
Me: Yes, Aaron, I see that you did.
Aaron: Well, now I sweated and they feel wet.
Me (trying to move further away): Aaron, you don’t need to wear your long pants pajamas when it’s summer. Now go shower.
I resumed my position when he left to take his shower.
Later, as I put the load in the washing machine that held his sweaty long pants pajamas, he watched me carefully.
Finally: Mom! Where are my sweating pajamas?!
I just walked past Aaron with my hair still wet. “Mom, your hair ran into me and it’s wet!”
Quick! Catch my hair! I need it today!
I took Aaron to the lab this morning for routine blood work. The lab tech asked him if he had plans for today and he told her that we were going to Burger King for breakfast. Then she asked him what else he liked to eat at Burger King and he said, “I like their suppers and their lunches, too!”
Well, that about covers the entire menu, don’t you think?!
Aaron’s had some seizures the past two nights. He woke up very hungry.
“Mom!! When I got out of bed, my stomach felt skinny!” 😃😃
On our way home from Paradigm, Aaron and I finished listening to our Neil Diamond CD.
Me: So let’s listen to the Judds next.
Aaron: No! I want to listen to Oprah Whitney!
Holding laughter in, as I’ve said before, can’t be healthy – but I did it. I did not laugh.
I have no idea, but it sounds like we’ll be listening to a singing talk show maybe?
Aaron likes to crack his knuckles. A couple days ago he hurt his hand, so tonight he said, “I noticed that I can’t crack my fingernails anymore! I’ve lost my talent for doing that.”
I really need to watch him more closely!
Background: I was jolted awake last night by sounds coming from Aaron’s room, magnified by the monitor we use to listen for seizures. I finally got out of bed at 11:11 (Aaron appreciates time precision), went into Aaron’s room, and found him propped up in bed reading a Garfield book and chomping on a HUGE wad of bubble gum. I was irritated as I told him to put the book up and go to bed while I held his trash can under his chin and made him spit out the gum.
Aaron walked into the kitchen this morning after taking his shower.
“Mom, I wrote in the steam on the mirror. I wrote, Patty Repent.”
And indeed, he did.
Till next time!