The top 10 mysteries of C

July 20, 2008 at 9:33 pm 7 comments

If I only knew the answers to these questions….

1.) Why he puts his hands over his ears when he’s eating something that freaks him out.

2.) Why he sleeps with his blankie wrapped around his head and/or neck. Even when it’s hot.

3.) Why ketchup is okay but tomato sauce is not.

4.) Why he hit his habilitation worker yesterday.

5.) Why he wants ants and spiders to crawl up his arm but he won’t touch a plastic cockroach.

6.) Why he sleeps upside down, sideways, and everywhere but where he’s supposed to, and what that means if he ever gets married.

7.) Why he asks for cardboard flavored rice crackers but I have to beg him to eat a cookie.

8.) Why he can sit still and watch hours of Thomas movies but can’t keep his bottom on the chair for 2 minutes of anything else.

9.) Why he can remember what food he tried to get each and every piece of his GeoTrax train set and in which order he received them, but can’t remember to put his shoes away. Ever.

10.) How he got to be so dang cute I don’t really care much about any of the above.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jesch  |  July 21, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Love #10. πŸ™‚

    Hee hee

  • 2. Imapixiemama  |  July 21, 2008 at 7:36 am

    C sounds so cute I could squeeze him from here! I’m really enjoying your blog and your profoundly positive perspective. Thanks for the smile. As usual, I needed it!

    Thanks, friend! I feel the same way about yours!

  • 3. awalkabout  |  July 21, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Little Miss does the same– covers her ears when something is visually over-stimulating. It never made sense to me.

    And #9? Because he’s a future man. Seriously. He won’t outgrow it. Ever.

    I asked C about the ears thing once, and he told me the “food is loud,” but it’s not always when it’s crunchy food. I just figured it had something to do with the ears, nose and throat all connecting or something….and #9 is a man thing, huh? Hmph. Good to know, because it astounds me that he can do that. πŸ™‚

  • 4. goodmum  |  July 21, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Little Man covers his ears A LOT. I think it’s become a bit of a defensive thing for him. He used to do it when things were too loud, but now he does it whenever he’s feeling stressed. That, and he complains of belly aches and headaches a lot. Oh, and Little Man also sleeps with blankets over his head. Weird little creatures, aren’t they? But we love every bit of them! πŸ™‚

    C sounds a lot like Little Man. I wish I could meet him!

    Playdate? πŸ™‚

  • 5. robinaltman  |  July 21, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    My guesses:
    1) Broccoli sings off key.
    2) Sweat plus blankie = really good hair conditioner.
    3)Ketchup has heroine in it.
    4)His habilitation worker had a mosquito on her arm.
    5)Plastic cockroaches look dead.
    6)He dreams of aerobic classes.
    7)He’s part Japanese.
    8)Thomas movies hypnotize children and exude heroine fumes.
    9)He has a y chromosome
    10) No need to answer. It’s a rhetorical question.

    I think those answers are as good as any! LOL!

  • 6. Kathie  |  July 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I want to squeeze that little guy of yours. He sounds so cute! I can relate to many of your ponderings. The blanket thing. Oh my! Our little guy covers himself tightly from head to toe with his body sack,then covers himself with a blanket. UGH…you know how hot our summers are!

    I so enjoy your blog!

    It drives me nuts – he’s got his head and face completely covered and I wonder how he can breathe! And of course his room is on the end of the A/C line, so his room is the hottest (and then coldest in the winter) room in the house. Crazy. But somehow, despite the wrapping of the head, he does NOT stay under covers at all. Weird!

  • 7. rhymerchick  |  August 1, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Sometimes kids with sensory issues have (I forget the technical name of it) a sort of “bleed through” of the senses – that is, colors have a certain noise attached, or noises are also accompanied by colors, or tastes by music, etc. It is possible that for him, food IS literally loud. My little guy also kept his face covered at night – I think he didn’t like the occasional breeze on his face. Also, he liked bland foods, because he is sensitive to tastes and textures. Now he likes foods that are either very bland, OR very spicy, but nothing in between. Good thing they’re so cute!!!

    You know, those are very good points about the loud food and breezes on the face. It makes a lot of sense. My guy likes some spice in his food too – his feeding therapist always said it’s very simple to keep track of a jalapeno in your mouth whereas mashed potatoes aren’t as simple. Makes sense. They are interesting little people, no?


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