Where a dad of two great kids (one on the autism spectrum) muses about life.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Kids Say the Darndest Things
When I was young, Art Linkletter had a show on TV, one segment of which was "Kids Say the Darndest Things". He would interview young children (about 4-11 years old) and elicit some "unusual" answers from them.
In the spirit of that show, here are two snippets of conversation involving Buddy Boy that Liz related to me.
Buddy Boy went to his psychiatrist's office today, and Liz told Buddy Boy that he had to talk to the psychiatrist, and not just sit there and play with his Nintendo DS. So Buddy Boy went in there and after a bit said,
"So, are you like an occupational therapist for the brain?"
"Not exactly. I'm actually a child and adolescent psychiatrist."
"So do people come to you if they have problems with their brainstem?"
"No, actually, if they had problems with their brainstem I wouldn't be the right person to help them."
After a bit, Buddy Boy said,
"I know! I know! I know! Instead of talking, we could just e-mail each other back and forth!"
That's my boy. He's always thinking.
Later, when he was getting out of the bathtub, Buddy Boy asked Liz,
Me- Joe, husband of a great wife, and dad to two great kids, who were both adopted at birth.
Liz- My ever understanding wife, who manages to wear many hats (mom, advocate, therapist, teacher) for our kids.
Buddy Boy- Born in 2000. Funny, intelligent, inventive, and autistic. Loves machines.
Sweet Pea- Born in 2002. Typical little sister. Competitive, outgoing, and smart. Loves anything pink.