Sunday, September 25, 2011
You know how your mom told you to never run with a sucker in your mouth? She most likely didn't have to tell you not to run with q-tips sticking out of your ears. And yet, I found myself yesterday telling my child to not run through the house with q-tips in his ears. He has a fascination with his ears that have sent us to the doctor's office numerous times for a good old "ear flush". Those are fun. I'll save those stories for another time--but a word of advice to you parents with autistic children--the nurses at the doctor's office are your BEST FRIENDS. Do what it takes to win them over. I don't even have to identify myself on the phone when I call anymore. Even better, I can be sitting in the grocery store food court and see them walk by on their lunch and text them "I'm watching you. You look hot in those white pants." Then I just peek around the corner and watch them look around for me....I did that one last week--it was pretty fun. It's the little things in life for me. Anyhow, back to q-tips. So Aaron went running back and forth getting q-tips and then running through the house with them sticking out his ears. He looked like a little alien. It was pretty funny--for a minute, and then it turned quite nasty. After one of his runs he chewed the cotton off of the ends of the q-tip (after it had been in his ear). It fell out of his mouth, so rather than picking it up and throwing it away, he picked the little piece of cotton up with his DIRTY (and I mean covered in dirt from being outside) FOOT and then PUT IT BACK IN HIS MOUTH! Gross. I may have thrown up in my mouth a little. Now I have to hide my q-tips too!