Google+

Actual Unretouched Conversation

2

September 17, 2010 by Marj Hatzell

Last night I called my sister (who lives in another state a few hours away) and her eight-year-old-probably-autistic-but-undiagnosed-son answered the phone.  And if there’s one thing you should know about autistic kids and kids on the spectrum in general, it’s this:  They have no filter.

The conversation went something like this:

HimHello?

Me: Hi Buddy!  It’s Aunt DG!

Him: HI AUNT DG!  I MISS YOU SO MUCH!  HOW ARE YOU? WE WERE JUST AT YOUR HOUSE. I RIDE THE BUS TO SCHOOL AND SO DOES LITTLE BROTHER.  HOW IS YOUR NEW DOG?

Me: Huh?  Uh, I miss you, too!  Daisy and Bristol are fine.  Hey, is your Mommy there?  I just want to ask her a quick questions before I get Bugaboo out of the tub and ready for bed.

Him: No.  They aren’t home!

Me: Oh, do you have a babysitter?

Him: NO!  We don’t have a babysitter!

Me: Um.  Are you home by yourselves?

Him: No, silly!  Holly’s here!

Me(phew): So do you know when Mommy and Daddy will be home then?

Him: Um. No.

Me: Can you give them a message for me and tell them Aunt DG called?

Him: SURE!  In fact, they will be home to put us to bed and I’ll tell them!  They’re at that thing at that place. Um. What’s it called?  YOU KNOW!!!

Me: Um. No, I don’t know.

Him: C’mon, Aunt DG!  It’s that place where they go and talk. You know. That place.  The place they go so that MY MOM STOPS YELLING AT MY DAD.

Me (pretty embarrassed now):  Uh, counseling?  Therapy?

Him:  COUNSELING!  YEAH!

Me: Alrighty then.  Tell ’em I called.  Give your brother a kiss for me.

Him: I AM NOT KISSING HIM.

Me: Ok!  Bye!

Ahem. Yeah. No filter.  Like,  I’m sure my sister wants him to tell people that on the phone (and now I’ve done gone and told the whole Internets).  Can you imagine?  Teacher calls and eight-year-old answers it and says, “SHE CAN’T COME TO THE PHONE RIGHT NOW!  SHE’S YELLING AT MY DAD!”  Kinda reminds me of when Bug Boy did THIS to me.  Good times, good times.

Sometimes autism is really quite funny.  Good for a few laughs. And tears. But mostly laughs.

2 thoughts on “Actual Unretouched Conversation

  1. Amanda says:

    I have to give him an A+ for not saying “No,” then hanging up on you when you asked if his mom was home. That’s what would happen in my house.

  2. Maddy says:

    I like that! ‘No filter’ kind of gives it a positive spin doesn’t it. And yes, we’ve still not managed to master the phone, it is considered an alien life force, the kind to be avoided as it’s malignant.

Got Stuff to Say? Say Stuff here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Your Cruise Director

Domestic Goddess

Smile, the world will wonder what you're up to.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Or don't. Whatevs. Just don't make me cry.

Join 999 other followers

Stuff I talk about

Stuff I talked about a long time ago

Blog Stat Stuff

  • 353,736 people who want to read my stuff

Copyright stuff

All stuff on this here site Copyright 2004-2014 by Marj Hatzell. Please don't be a dweeb and plagiarize. Remember Santa is watching.

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

%d bloggers like this: