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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
do you ever hear yourself saying something (or doing something) that just strikes you as so bizarre or ridiculous that you have to crack up? I KNOW that it's not REALLY funny, but my only excuse right now is pregnancy hormones. This afternoon, I heard myself say to DS, in a very calm and reasonable tone as though this were totally normal (and it our house, it kind of is), "Honey, please don't chew on your socks".

I've been laughing to myself about it since this afternoon. Anyone else ever find themselves in a similar spot??
post #2 of 21
I'm always telling my oldest to stop chewing his clothes-it drives me nuts! And he isn't diagnosed as having an SPD.
post #3 of 21
dd2 hasn't been evaluated yet, but she will be. my favorites are:

"Don't chew the hands and feet off the Polly Pockets!"

or

"Please don't bite my butt/leg/arm."

or

"Spit the thumbtack/staple/penny/marble/sequins/aluminum foil out."

There's more but I can't think of any at the moment.
post #4 of 21
"Stop licking the dog please."

post #5 of 21
Not SPD, but ASD, so some issues are similar.

Yesterday in the parking lot I had to remind DS, "Please don't put your head on other people's vehicles."
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lollybrat View Post
Not SPD, but ASD, so some issues are similar.

Yesterday in the parking lot I had to remind DS, "Please don't put your head on other people's vehicles."
This reminds me of my DD with SPD. I'm constantly telling her "We don't touch other people's cars/clothes/heads/dogs/babies, etc.

And I'm always asking her, "What did you put in your mouth? Is that food? We don't put theraputty/stickers/flowers/boogers, etc. in our mouths." (Though to be fair, she's definitely not the only toddler I've seen eating her own boogers!)
post #7 of 21
Yes! We also have the touching here, I'm constantly telling her to keep her hands to herself. My favorite was before we had a dx "honey you cannot eat the wipes/soap (depending on if it was bathtime or diaper changes)".
post #8 of 21
All. the. time. Recently:

"No, you absolutely may not blow your nose in the fishbowl."

"No, it's not OK to pee on the dog. Go get the dog soap."
post #9 of 21
No, you cannot wash a Goldfish cracker!
post #10 of 21
Every day!

It's all about chewing here. I'm always telling him "The dog's tail is not a chewy" or "Chairs are not chewies." Or "Please don't lick the TV/ your sister/ the bathtub."

You have to be very, very specific with him. Yesterday he was playing with some salad tongs and was pretending to give a doll a haircut. He started to pretend to cut his sister's hair (she's 12 mo) and I told him that we can't cut her hair. So I turned around for 30 seconds and she starts wailing. He told me that he tried to cut her eye out. That one wasn't as funny. But I still couldn't believe I was telling him not to cut his sister's eye out. lol.
post #11 of 21
i tell dd on a regular basis that the kitty does not like it when she squishes his "kitty nipples". lol. thank goodness he is such a tolerant kitty!
post #12 of 21
To the child that will NOT eat anything by mouth: "VeeGee, please stop licking the mop."

"No, you may not lick me."

"Please stop drinking the bathwater."
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by UptownZoo View Post
All. the. time. Recently:

"No, you absolutely may not blow your nose in the fishbowl."

"No, it's not OK to pee on the dog. Go get the dog soap."
LOL!

These are all really funny. Laugh to keep from cryin', right?
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by gradstudentmommy View Post
This reminds me of my DD with SPD. I'm constantly telling her "We don't touch other people's cars/clothes/heads/dogs/babies, etc.
ALWAYS!!!!! And it's really hard when the touchee says, "Oh, no, she's fine!" Um. Not really. 'Cause you may as well be a drunk bum on Beale Street." (That has happened.)
post #15 of 21
DD is 3-almost-4. she's an aspies kid, and i find myself saying things that i never imagined i would, but they seem so normal to me now!

"we don't pee in the playground/street/front yard"

"don't stick your tongue in the baby's mouth"

"too loud, too loud, TOO LOUD!"

"get the cat out of the flowerpot and stop poking her with drumsticks"

"we don't bite. i'm sorry i hurt your feelings, but we don't bite!"

"put your pants back on!"

and new this morning:


"butter doesn't go in Papi's shoes!"
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lollybrat View Post
Not SPD, but ASD, so some issues are similar.

Yesterday in the parking lot I had to remind DS, "Please don't put your head on other people's vehicles."


SPD & Aspergers here.

Stop licking me.

Don't lick your brother.

Stop chewing your doll/clothes/my things.
post #17 of 21
Auditory processing disorder and ASD.

"No I didn't say to put the cat in the garbage. I said put your clothes in the basket."
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
I love these!! Thanks everyone for making me feel like I'm not constantly doing this all by myself :-)
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by maybemom05 View Post
do you ever hear yourself saying something (or doing something) that just strikes you as so bizarre or ridiculous that you have to crack up? I KNOW that it's not REALLY funny, but my only excuse right now is pregnancy hormones. This afternoon, I heard myself say to DS, in a very calm and reasonable tone as though this were totally normal (and it our house, it kind of is), "Honey, please don't chew on your socks".

I've been laughing to myself about it since this afternoon. Anyone else ever find themselves in a similar spot??
I can top that! I frequently have to ask DS to stop chewing on his toes! He also licks his hands incessantly .
post #20 of 21
"Clap, don't flap".

"Ssh! Talk with a soft voice. That was so loud, it almost blew all my hair off."

"Get you fingers/hand/arm out of your mouth"
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