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#76 Jill

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:12 PM

...... when he eats his soup with his fingers, then wipes his hands on the back of his shirt, so you won't notice



:lol: :lol: This one really struck a chord with me. We've always been impressed when The Boy does this, I mean who would've thought you could eat soup with your fingers before ASD?? :lol: :lol:

P'raps next time I am asked what his special skill is, I should say this!

PS only diff is that The Boy is quite up front and wipes his fingers on the front of his shirt - except once - when he wiped it down his dad's shirt (that WAS funny - the best bit being that DH just sat there looking resigned & let him :lol: )
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:42 PM

:lol: :lol: This one really struck a chord with me. We've always been impressed when The Boy does this, I mean who would've thought you could eat soup with your fingers before ASD?? :lol: :lol:

P'raps next time I am asked what his special skill is, I should say this!


:hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: Oh definately.........I dare you to!

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:59 PM

:hehehe: :hehehe: Thats funny

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:00 PM

just been enjoying a re-read

You know there is Autism in the family when...


The DVD are in alphabetical order



Doesn't everyone do this anyway? :unsure: :whistle

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:27 PM

Doesn't everyone do this anyway? :unsure: :whistle


Not as bad as me then, not only are they in alphabetical order here, but I have them in group order too, ie cartoons both feature length and series, children's films, adult films, horror :rolleyes: :whistle

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:19 PM

When you have to ask in a restaurant before you sit down if they have round white plates and clear glasses.

You have to eat dinner together and everyone has to make sure their knife doesn't scrape and make a "bad" noise on the plate.

You have to buy a new remote because son1 has eaten it around the edge and son2 can't touch anything son1 has chewed.

The electric cables on the gameboy have teeth marks.

When the most appropriate fridge magnet in a shop says "I know I'm in my own world - it's ok they know me here!"

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:42 PM

there is a carpet shampoo machine permanently on standby, ready for action at a moment's notice

all of the jars and bottles are kept out of reach

the faint smell of wee never goes away



this is certainly my house.
my mother in law cant wait to tell me my house smells of wee. she thinks i dont do any housework.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:29 AM

when your 8 and a half year old son throws himself on the floor screaming and crying in the middle of a public footpath b/c a lil 4yr old child poked her tongue out at him! :unsure:

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:20 AM

Absolutely brilliant thread, can so relate to so so many :)

Here's some from our family;

When you have to studiously watch Puzzle Play after he has gone to school, and dutifully report the puzzle pieces on school pick up

When you canít go past the deli department in the supermarket without your child reading every single number from every single price ticket

When you find yourself checking the weekly PECS schedule on the fridge so you know whatís happening today

You can recite the names, abilities and alliance of every Transformer known to mankind (and before Transformers it was Thomas the Tank & friends)

Similarly, you find yourself humming the Transformers theme song when said child is at school, because you are so used to hearing nothing but that

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:44 AM

You have to buy a new remote because son1 has eaten it around the edge


That one I can relate to oh so much. Hubby is off to buy two new remote controls today. I just do not know how to stop this one. :rolleyes: :blink:

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:23 AM

You have to buy a new remote because son1 has eaten it around the edge


That one I can relate to oh so much. Hubby is off to buy two new remote controls today. I just do not know how to stop this one. :rolleyes: :blink:


Us too we have gone through absolutely loads of sky remotes and he is still doing it :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:59 AM

Oh my God......yes A.T does this, It drives me mad

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:54 PM

You have to buy a new remote because son1 has eaten it around the edge


That one I can relate to oh so much. Hubby is off to buy two new remote controls today. I just do not know how to stop this one. :rolleyes: :blink:


When lil bat was chewing everything (plastic animals in particular) I resorted to "stop'n'grow" :devilred: Seemed to do the trick!

Had a little relapse a couple of weeks ago so cracked open the bottle again :gareth

She likes to put the whole object in her mouth which is lovely for inducing choking and scaring mummy!

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:23 PM

When you are used to your child saying the same thing over & over, whilst walking nearer and nearer and realise you are going to have to repeat their words back to them (verbatim) because it's the only way to get them to stop pressing their face against yours.

Every hard surface in the house has lick marks.

No plants in the garden have any leaves left - they're all in the house cos they're good for "flapping".

When it's perfectly normal to have a running commentary every time you go to the loo - very loudly & very specific, because of course everyone in the house needs to know that "mummy's having a poo".

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

When you have to set the table twice each night.

Once with plastic plates so your son can pull the table cloth and reinact a scene from pingu and then set it again for dinner.

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