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#1 Jolly Roger

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:49 AM

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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
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:12 AM

blame the dog.
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:52 AM

You know there is autism in the family when...Pocoyo has played consecutively for 12 hours
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:02 AM

You know Autism is in the house when.... Every room has a PECS sign on it, the people next door tend to avoid you, the dog knows sign language, windows are screwed shut, the disnay channel is constantly on and the fridge and freezer contain only a few selected and allowed foods.
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

... half an hour in the shower is quick.

... it takes four weeks to do a simple decorating job.

... going to the Beavers and Cub day camp in the pouring rain is envied.
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:43 AM

You know there is autism in the family when your child publicly states putting his willy in his mouth is a big achievement

You freak the life out of people at the swimming pool when it looks like you are letting your child drown cos they love the sensation of going under the water

Your windows have tongue as well as finger prints on them

A day without screaming is something you want more than a lottery win
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:01 PM

there are lines of trains and cars snaking through your house in a bumper to bumper queue and you know not to touch them

there are certain words that must not be said

no singing is allowed

no vacuuming is allowed

OMG Im living in the same house as a dictator!

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Someone should write a book of autism rules!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:05 PM

...when the butter dish is kept on a shelf about 6.5 ft above ground level,

when the toothpaste is kept in the airing cupboard, behind the towels

when you get home from work to see brown stains on the carpet, but feel quite happy when you are told they are only banana
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:13 PM

-instead of magazines the bathroom "reading pile" consists of encyclopedias, gameboy cartridges and a book called "a cup of comfort for parents of children with autism"

-figures of speech are taboo

-your met your best friends and the people who understand better than anyone on a site called asdf :wub:
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:03 PM

...when the butter dish is kept on a shelf about 6.5 ft above ground level,

when the toothpaste is kept in the airing cupboard, behind the towels

when you get home from work to see brown stains on the carpet, but feel quite happy when you are told they are only banana


Oooh the toothpaste kept far away ..is SO true, as is sudu cream (NEVER let that be left in their reach EVER....it ALWAYS leaves marks, however much you try to get them out!!! :blink: and the smell of pee and poo is always in the air, air freshers at the ready when the inlaws decide to pop in!! :glare:

And Tellitubbies is a No no if put on or even talked about there is screaming- this is from a nearly eight year old not a two yr old!!
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:14 PM

Definitely definitely the toothpaste locked away.

When you keep the majority of your food supplies locked in the porch as it's the last hiding place on earth.

Locks on bedrooms/windows

All your books are torn

No covers in CD and DVD boxes (again all torn)
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:36 PM

When most of the conversation round the dinenr table consists of recited tv programmes....

When every morning starts with getting up an hour earlier than normal, just to make sure all the bedding is washed before you go to work.......

When all the toys are constantly lined up in rows.......

When your childs diet includes wax crayons and fluff from between their toes.....

When teachers run screaming at the sight of you walking towards the classroom......
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

the same song is being played almost constantly...

everything has to be in the right place

when the same thing is served for a meal all the time!
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:33 PM

When you welcome people into the house and lock the front door behind them!

When the entire house is wipe clean.

When the animals run for cover when 'Thomas the Tank engine' finishes on DVD.
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

.............When there are 30 plus episodes of Peppa Pig on the sky+ box...carefully selected so there are no new episodes to avoid a meltdown.

.............When there are duplicate of the favorite yellow beaker in the kitchen cupboard

.............When the front door is double locked from the inside

.............When there is giggling coming from the other room for no apparant reason
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