Two nights ago, Sweet M was lounging around on the big bed after her bath as I was reading something — for once not about autism, parenting, special education, or theories of learning.
She started slowly, with that sing-song prosody of telemarketing commercial voice-overs.
Do you have pro-blems? her voice lilted.
Are you having trouble with your REP-pew-tation?
Then pick up the phone and call now. Our problem solvers are ready to solve YOUR problems.
Just call 777-7777.
I would have been rolling on the floor laughing, but I was already horizontal on the bed.
Where'd you get that? I asked.
She rolled over, smiled, very pleased with herself, and said, From my made it up.
Keywords: autism • Asperger's Syndrome • ADHD • learning disabilities • speech-language disorders • parenting • family life