Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Do NOT overreact.

Because Jaysen does NOT appreciate a huge "deal" being made over, well, pretty much anything. He is not one to accept your typical positive reinforcement- instead preferring just a simple "good job", or a thumbs up.

Perhaps it's the strange ways one's face contorts itself in the process of showing extreme excitement? The natural rise in pitch of the voice? Or perhaps, and more probably, you just look like a flippin' idiot? I really don't know.

But! And I say this as excitedly-calmingly-monotone as possible...
Jaysen is wiping his own butt.

Jaysen is wiping his own butt!!!!

My kid, complete with sensory issues, who is deathly afraid of getting poop on his fingers- is using wipes, and actually wiping his own butt! And? He's doing a good job! And? He totally won't even let me help anymore. Whoo hoo!!!

Crizzap. Sorry, J.
But seriously, after 8 years of being the designated booty-wiper, I am just SO proud of you!

I mean, yay.


Rue's Mum said...

Isn't it funny how little things can mean SO much?

I've just found your blog and it's nice to connect with aother families that are living with autism.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Definitely something to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

mama edge said...

*whisper* Mazel tov.

Corrie Howe said...

Yeah!!! I know how happy you are...been there and done that too.

Mary (MPJ) said...

Woo hoo! I'm still the officially butt wiper here in our family. I am in awe of you.

Anonymous said...

You wiped your kid's heiner for EIGHT YEARS???? I certainly hope he reciprocates should you ever become incapacitated.