Might as well laugh instead of cry?

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Might as well laugh instead of cry?
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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 3:53pm

We were at the park on Monday after our evaluation. Claire wanted to push the merry-go-round and kept running over a little boy who also wanted to push. When I warned Claire about knocking over the little boy, she said something about "But I want to push because I'm bigger than he is..." Then she decided to hit me so I pulled her away, which made her even more upset. It was escalating so quickly that I decided we would just leave. So we're in the car and Claire is just furious. She's yelling, kicking, screaming, etc. Then she says "you two are the baddest parents! I'm going to feed you bad food...I'm going to feed you FATS!" Hee hee. She's been learning the food pyramid at school and loves to categorize what's on her plate. She knows fats are "bad" so she thought she'd use them against us.


Nicke...who could use a couple of fatty ho-hos right about now.

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 3:57pm

ROFL! I love it.

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 4:02pm

LOL! We were already in the car, so it was just our family. I wanted to pretend I didn't know her before we got her in the car. It was a huge scene in the park. When she hit me, I saw all of the parents' eyebrows going up like "ooh...whatcha gonna do, Mom?" At that point, I wished she had a t-shirt on that said "Be nice to me. I have alot going on in my head!"


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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 4:31pm

Ooooohh, I know that scene. I've lived it a few times (or more).

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 5:13pm
Do you really have a shirt that says that?
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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 5:47pm

Yes, I do have a shirt that says that! LOL. Actually we have quite a collection of shirts with sayings on Autism. We took a course on Clothes Printing last year in school and the kids have been on a roll ever scince. LOL


It's actually not that hard to make your own shirts. Here's the easiest way:


Get a shirt, it should be poly/cotton blend (to reduce shrinking).
Go to WalMart and pick up "T-Shirt Paper" from the computer papers section (about $4)
Make a design in any program that allows printing (MS Word works just fine) note: make sure to test your prints on regular paper several times to make sure they come out right before using the T-Shirt Paper. Also, remember to print your design backwards so when it is transfered it comes out right.
Then print your design out on the T-Shirt Paper. Trim the extra space off the paper, then iron it onto the shirt. Make sure to let the applicay cool completely before removing the backing or it will tear. Peel off very slowly.


You can set the design by making a mixture of paraphane and beezwax and paiting it over the cooled design. Let the setting sit for about a day then wash as normal. For extra tough setting put a towel over the T-shirt and re-iron it so the wax mixture blends into the applicay.

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 6:20pm
Well, maybe we can make our own food pyramid inspired by Claire. "Today was so challenging, it was definitely a huge slice of chocolate cake day." Or, "she made me so mad, I went beserk by cheesecake." :)
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Thu, 10-23-2003 - 10:56am

Had a similar run in at mcD's the other day.

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