Ethan has Asperger's, which also means that Ethan has one volume and it's usually at about 30,000 decibels. He is also blatantly honest even when he should try to be more tactful.
So Friday night I had to go grocery shopping and Ethan decided he wanted to go with me. Off we go to Kroger to stock up for the week. We're about halfway done and it's taking forever because Ethan is counting everything on my list and then recounting when I mark something off, etc. We go down this one aisle and there is this guy (I'd say in his late 40's or so) with really long, blonde hair and he's only about 3 feet away from us when Ethan says, "Mom is that a boy or a gerl (girl)?" I told him it was definitely a boy to which he replied, "Well, he REALLY needs a haircut!" I tried to explain that some men and boys like having long hair even if he doesn't really like the idea so he kind of dropped the subject.
Or so I thought.
We get ready to check out and wouldn't you know. Lo and behold guess who's in line in front of us? Yep. You guessed. The guy with the long hair.
Ethan points and said, "Look mom! It's the boy with the really long hair again!" Geez. I said, "Ethan, you really shouldn't say that anymore." He completely misunderstood. He just said, "Oh. I'm sorry. I'll try again. Hey Mom. There's the MAN with the really long hair!"
The cashier is laughing so hard at this point she's crying. I told her I'm glad she was enjoying this because I sure wasn't. LOL
And what do you do? Ethan wasn't being rude. He was just kind of pointing out the obvious. I think next time he can stay home with Daddy. ;)
Trevor definitely had my sense of humor (poor kid). Today I had to go to the store to pick up a few things and to get my prescriptions refilled so Trevor went with me after Taekwondo class. (Are you beginning to see a pattern here? My kids and stores don't mix well).
We were in the baby section so I could get diapers, etc. for Mr. Chunky Monkey when we came across those little squishy potty seats that go on the regular toilet. I told Trev we'd have to get one of those for Aden next summer when we start potty training him. Then I found one that had the characters from the Cars movie on them. I thought it was really cute and showed it to Trevor.
He just rolled his eyes and said, "That's great Mom. Now Aden can pee and poop on Route 66." ROFL
Since we homeschool, part of Trevor's lessons consist of journaling. This let's him just keep track of what's going on in life and it also makes him practice his handwriting. Sometimes I give him prompts when he is having a brain lapse. Today I told him to write about our family. This is what I got:
"Today I'm journaling about my family basicly because I have to. First lets do Mom. My mom is a loving, hardworking person, and what she doesn't know is that I love her more than she does me, eehhh, probably not. Next let's do dad. My dad is also loving and hardworking but quite the rough-houser. :-) Moving onto Ethan, energetic, playful, and goofy but sometimes annoying. Last but not least is Aden, curious and always getting into stuff, plus diapers so rank we could sell them to the military."
I'm so proud.