Frances: It’s going to be a long night…Actually, the night is the same length but you get what I mean, right?
When Frances verifies rules with me by asking questions (all day long), they’re often — but not always — correct. I know that there are much more recent examples, but I just happened to have seen the following while browsing my notes. Frances: You wash your hands after taking off skirts, right? (May 1, 2016)Continue reading “Generalizing “
Frances: Do you have a collection of these? (files) Me: No… Frances: You just have some that you keep in one place? Me: Yes… Frances: That’s a collection. (In my defence, she asked me while I was distracted by something.)
Frances: How do you drift off to sleep? Me: You just follow your thoughts as if you were chasing a butterfly… Frances: I don’t chase butterflies. I believe they should live.
Frances: Mummy, I think I’ve had enough of pink doll houses! Me: Frances: Oh, Mummy! Can I show you a video of a dollhouse that I want?
I’ve been composing and recomposing a draft letter to potential hairstylists in order to find one within reasonable driving distance who is able to work with Frances. We really need to have her hair cut: it’s so hard to take care of such long hair on someone with extreme tactile sensitivity. I don’t usually obsessContinue reading “Hair care issues”
Frances discovered Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting this morning on Netflix. She found his mellow voice and unquestionably effectual techniques quite soothing, and asked, “Would this count as a documentary?” While technically not a documentary, I agreed to her watching it at bedtime because it has such an hypnotic effect on her. BobContinue reading “What about Bob?”
Someone in the Pink Cup Family recently left the back door open despite my reminders that flies would get into our home. Well, flies got into our home for a week or so, which caused Frances to remark: “It’s not every day you see a housefly in its natural habitat — a house! Hahaha!” I’veContinue reading “Musca domestica”
Frances spent the past three days going to a day camp designed for children with high functioning ASD. With three other children, she went to a safari, two zoos and a splashpad. The hardest part for her were the two children that she didn’t know. We frequently have to remind her that others are learning,Continue reading “Back to our normal”
From last summer (July 15, 2015): Bouncy kid meets bouncy tent