Ahhh...the wonders of little boys.
The wonders of developmentally delayed 6 year old little boys.
The wonders of developmentally delayed 6 year old Autistic little boys, who perseverate...
...on the word "boobies".
A few days ago, Jaysen barged in on me taking a bath, to go to the bathroom. This is nothing all too unusual. This time, however, when he finished peeing, he turned around and started to giggle.
"What are you laughing about?"
"Jaysen, get out of the bathroom."
"Heh heh heh...boobies, boobies, boobies."
"Booooo-beeeees!" (running out of the bathroom)
I can only assume he picked this up at school, as I have never referred to them as boobies, they've always been breasts (when you nursed a baby with another one in-home, these things come up).
So now we have the "Boobie Predicament".
Most kids go through this kind of potty talk around age 4 or so. Being that Jaysen is who he is, he finds poop, farts, burps, butts, stinky feet, and now boobies...hysterical.
I tried to ignore it, but this kid doesn't let things go.
He's even doing the "nudge-the-boob-with- the-elbow" trick, except he's less than slick and perseverates while he's attempting it.
I tried to explain that breasts are "private parts" and you cannot touch anyone else's private parts- ever.
I especially tried to drive home the fact that he cannot talk or act like that at school, and I can only hope he gets it. I can just imagine the "suspension for sexual assault" that could result. I need to think of a way to make it hit home that I'm serious- he cannot do this stuff at school.
Last night when I put him to bed?
"Jaysen, I don't like you saying that."
"Goodnight boobies, and inna morning, I gonna say 'good morning boobies'."
(For the record, he did not.)