Friday, December 4, 2020

Quarantine Diaries: Part 22 - Thanksgiving, Christmas and Everything In-Between

DC has already started making his Christmas list for Santa. It is on the "refrig-a-lator". This year:

Frozen Princess Dolls (as if he didn't have each one 3 times over)
Jelly Beans
32 markers.
He's upped his request from last year from 18 markers (which then got reduced to 17) to 32.

I have always had some sort of block at spelling out loud. I don't know if my brain gets ahead of it self or what, but there are times when I just have to write it down to then spell something out loud for DC.
With DC, it is the opposite; he can't hear it out loud but can read it when he write is down.
Me: Guess where we are going tomorrow?
DC: (Stops what he is doing and waits)
Me: M.Y.S.T.I.C.
Me: M.Y.S.T.I.C. - What does that spell?
Me: (after we both laughed for awhile) Write it down.
DC: (Screeching) Mystic! YES!!!!!
While in Mystic, DC opted for a change in his pizza order. He agreed to sausage and bacon on his pizza!!!

Our designated Zoom laptop decided to do never-ending updates right before the Camp Movie event. DC’s laptop doesn’t have a camera and neither does my PC. So we had to resort to his phone. #IHateComputerUpdates
He’s happy enough. Laughing loudly at
Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving. #Camp

Apparently it’s a double mustache kind of a day. #mustachesmakehimfeelbetter

It’s only 8 am

DC’s aunt dropped off another “keep him busy during the pandemic” bag (complete with a rather large candy bar).
It was still technically morning when she dropped it off so I told him he had to wait until after lunch.
He then followed me around stating “Aunt ‘Lee-za’ give it to me” just to e sure I didn’t forget that it was still there and still his.
He got to have it after lunch. The note said he was supposed to share with me and Doug, but Doug wasn’t here, so he missed out.
Yesterday he worked on the other things in the bag. He’s always been good with markers but I have to say that he is pretty good with a paint brush too!

“Mom, I do not like stuffing. I do not like mashed ‘tomatoes’ (potatoes), I don’t like soup”
I know all of this but he continued to tell me as I was cooking.
So for him, a turkey leg (as there must be bones), microwave French fries (because we can)and rolls .. lots of rolls.

It took me a minute to figure out what DC was writing... He got pretty close!
“Treguna Mekoides Tracorum Satis Dee” #alldisneyallofthetime

DC is a happy guy today. The “hair-dishonier ” (air conditioner) came out. It was a hard decision but I finally decided it was time. #isithotinhereorisitjustme
DC: Mom, DC is feeling happy.

Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!
DC, as predicted set his sights on Christmas around 6pm on Thanksgiving.


In case you are new here: “I tell stories, most of the time; single individual stories about this or that. Some may be written with humor and some may come across as “Oh, look at the cute thing DC did or said” (he does crack me up at times) but my object is always to make people understand how his mind works, never to "make fun of him"

It is difficult to explain “his” autism to anyone without resorting to 1000 examples and 1000 stories. So I tell 1000 stories to make clear that there are other sides to autism than the characters seen in TV or movies."

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