Stop Me…

…if you have heard (or read) this before:  almost daily, Kaitlyn does or says something that makes Amber and I look at each other in amazement.  Our days are almost always filled with moments like those.  And our days usually end in a deep, exhausted sigh.

Friday, as is the custom every school day, Amber was brushing Kaitlyn’s hair before school (remember that I am not exactly a “hair guy“).  Probably a good idea for us in order to get the day started on the right foot.

Another “tradition” in the hair brushing is Kaitlyn complaining that Amber is hurting her.  From my observations, she is not getting her hair brushed in a manner that would cause any sort of pain (with a rake, for example), but that is just my view.  As we are sitting on the couch, and Kaitlyn is doing her complaining, she added a new wrinkle.  Instead of her usual “ow,” she went in a slightly different direction; she went with “ow, exclamation.”  Now, I do not mean that she was exclaiming “ow” in order to get our attention.  She was saying it just like I wrote it and you read it…she was saying “ow” and then “exclamation.”

I guess maybe that particular manner of delivery is her brain literally processing what she wants to say as far as words and punctuation and using only words.  Instead of “ow!,” her brain basically had her sound it out.

The things that come out of Kaitlyn’s mouth are exactly what she is thinking at any moment in time.  And that is why Amber and I are on our toes pretty much all day and are flat-out exhausted every night.

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2 responses

  1. My son has autism, and he says exactly what he is thinking too. He will say “I am done, period.” I get a chuckle out of it. Great read by the way

    1. Thanks! It really is a thing where we don’t ever know what is coming next. Keeps us on our toes.

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