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    Originally Posted by aquinas
    Mummy, if a weak baby wants to share my shovel and says ( DS raises his voice to a falsetto ), "DS, may I please use your shovel?" I will say, "Yes, weak baby, you may. I would be delighted to share my shovel with you. Would you like to play with me?"

    This had me laughing uproariously! A 2 yo raising his voice to imitate another small child... I love it! I love all of your stories about your DS, aquinas! He sounds so wonderfully special.

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    I haven't been on here in a while but I had to share this. We were coming from my daughter's doctor's appointment in a nearby city. The doctor appointment was for possible PDD-NOS and she is being tested by a specialist. Anyway there are billboards for a law firm on our way home (I will leave out their name to protect the 'innocent') Anyway it reads, "Texting Kills (law firm)" without the punctuation. My DD reads this and states, "Poor (law firm)" then she giggles and says "Punctuation matters!"

    I am beginning to wonder if it's not that she has problems with social skill but that her humor is on a much higher scale than other kids her age?


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    This whole thread is delightful. Keep'em coming!


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    Kazzle, I love that one that you posted above-- I can just hear the doleful voice, too. They can sure come up with some zingers, huh?

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    They sure do! :-)

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    Originally Posted by Cassmo451
    I am beginning to wonder if it's not that she has problems with social skill but that her humor is on a much higher scale than other kids her age?

    I can still vividly recall the crestfallen look on my DD's face after she had chortlingly tried,to share humor from Tomfoolery with age peers at CCD ( catholic indoctrination ) over a year ago so this is very probable IMO.


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    Our library has a dress up area. My 3 year old son was asked what he wanted to dress up as... He said he was trying to decide between a suspension bridge and an embryo. The other parents were horrified and kind of shuffled their kids off to other areas. He was being genuine and we figured out ways to use the costumes to do both and had a grand time.

    An out of town museum had a display on amniotes that fascinated him, so he thinks embryos are interesting. To my son, embryo => person is no more embarrassing than tadpole => frog or caterpillar => moth. This is not necessarily consistent with our current community, which also largely rejects any thought related to evolution.

    He is also excited to discover his food looks like various countries, US states, or shapes. Look Mom, it's Australia!... Look, Idaho!... Look, a hexagon! It is fun, but sometimes lunch takes a really long time.

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    Originally Posted by Kazzle
    Originally Posted by aquinas
    Mummy, if a weak baby wants to share my shovel and says ( DS raises his voice to a falsetto ), "DS, may I please use your shovel?" I will say, "Yes, weak baby, you may. I would be delighted to share my shovel with you. Would you like to play with me?"

    This had me laughing uproariously! A 2 yo raising his voice to imitate another small child... I love it! I love all of your stories about your DS, aquinas! He sounds so wonderfully special.

    Aww, thanks Kazzle! I love that boy to bits.

    I struggled to keep a straight face when he came out with that stream of consciousness, but my resolve broke when he got to the second impersonation! smile


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    Originally Posted by SAHM
    To my son, embryo => person is no more embarrassing than tadpole => frog or caterpillar => moth.

    That's a healthy perspective to have, I think!

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    The other parents were horrified and kind of shuffled their kids off to other areas.

    What's wrong with some people?! I think he was being totally charming! If we had a child like your son nearby, you can bet I'd be chatting up the parents to arrange a playdate with DS, because that kind of creativity is delightful!

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    This whole thread is delightful. Keep'em coming!

    ITA! This thread is one of my favourite places on the internet!


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    Originally Posted by aquinas
    A few days ago, I was preparing DS2.5 to go to the park with DH when DS began to deliberate out loud how to negotiate sharing his toys with other children. (NB: A few days prior, DH had reiterated to DS the importance of being gentle with other children, as DS is quite a strong and physical child. He has taken to referring to his age-mates as "weak babies"...his cringe-worthy choice of words.)

    This is what DS had to say:

    Mummy, if a weak baby wants to share my shovel and says ( DS raises his voice to a falsetto ), "DS, may I please use your shovel?" I will say, "Yes, weak baby, you may. I would be delighted to share my shovel with you. Would you like to play with me?"

    But if the weak baby doesn't ask nicely, I will say, "No, weak baby, you may not use my shovel. I'm busy using it." If the weak baby tries to snatch it from me, I will say, "Excuse me, weak baby. You're crowding me. Please step back."

    If the weak baby still keeps grabbing my shovel, I will get Daddy and he will say ( DS lowers his voice to impersonate DH), "Weak baby, please give that shovel back to DS." And he will look at the weak baby's parent to get them to make the weak baby give it back to me.

    Me: It sounds like you have your plan all figured out. So you'll only play with polite children?

    DS: Yes.

    Me: I think that's a good policy.

    I love your story.

    My DS was pretty non verbal at two. We would bring one bucket or large dump truck but a half dozen plastic shovels and rakes to the park. We wanted kids to interact with ds but we didn't want him to have to give up his shovel...he didn't have the verbal ability to negotiate with the other children. Having those toys in the car at all times was perfect and they were magnets inviting the other kids to play.


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