Monday, December 13, 2010

Finally......A win for our side!!!!

So through all the struggles, the ups and downs of autism, (lately more downs then ups) I FINALLY GET A WIN!!!!!

Racer has always hated nicknames, but only his own. He couldn't understand why we couldn't just call him Racer it is after all his name. But me being mommy and all  the kids have cute lil loving names I have given them, I've kept pushing, trying all sorts of different names. But each has failed epically each and every time. I had almost given up till it came to me! SmushFace FTW!!!! So here is how I explain it for ya'll

As much as it saddens me Racer isn't much of a joker kind of guy, he hates the silly without a point. And I love being silly with the YuckMouths, but Racer only takes so much till he makes the smush face and says MOM. Then I know my silly time is up, but I love that face he makes. He does it in the morning when I find him in my bed and I say "hey ur in my bed". Its the only time I get any kind of clue that he's done before a meltdown happens and I cling to that. So when I started calling him that he didn't do his usual "but my name is Racer" and instead he said "yes that's me ur SmushFace" I LOVE IT!!!!


Unknown said...

Go SmushFace!!!!!!

Big Daddy Autism said...

Yay SmushFace. My boy hates nicknames too. So, I use them all the time. of course.

Unknown said...

I think it's the whole literal thing they seem to hold on to, like why would she call me anything else but my name... you finally made him understand the meaning of a nickname w/o having to explain it ;) Just awesome!

RacersMommy said...

BD lol figures....I did too. Kept pressing and pressing. He's a very literal kid and sometimes that is a hard pill to swallow because you can't really joke with him about certain things.

Valeska it was an amazing feeling to finally make something work!

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