Tuesday, November 13, 2007

He wants his potatoes back

Bubs is getting a little anal retentive lately. Literally. Yeah, I am a potty training dropout. Bubs is perfectly trained in numero uno. That is so last year. The poops, well the poops are a whole other bag of beans. We tried in vain more than once. I am waiting until we switch bubs into his new room which is still a 'work in progress' (procrastinating hubs). It's about 90% done and once I get him sleeping in his new bed (did I mention that my four year old is still in a crib?) we will go cold turkey on the pull ups at night. Yeah, I guess I am enabling my little guy, I never know when I am using his dx as an excuse. This one belongs on that very blurry line. He knows he is supposed to go on the potty, but I think we are going to go the way of the evil medicine and have a showdown or two in the future. Bubs is not going to let this one go without a fight. Some nights he won't even let me change the poopy pull up. He says he wants his poop. He fights to hold on to it. OK, I may be a wimp, but I ain't giving in on that. This quirky FelixUnger type personality trait has been filtering out into other things. He doesn't like change I guess. Control? Yeah, I would say he got that trait from his momma. I love to pretend that I have control.

I was cleaning bubs off while he was in the bath the other day. I had to get in and clean those ears, know what I mean? So I took the washcloth and told bubs I was 'looking for potatoes', that's what my mom used to say to me. He was OK with it, since he was curious about those potatoes growing and I guess he was somehow disappointed that I didn't pull out an actual spud on the washcloth. OK, not a big deal, I think I even got to wash his hair. The next day I was in the shower and bubs comes barging through the door, crying actual tears. I said 'what's the matter, bubs?' and he said 'I want my potatoes back mommy. I want them back'. I tried explaining to him that there were no potatoes, I was just joking. He wasn't buying what I was selling. After much carrying on, all of this while I am naked behind a shower curtain with shampoo in my hair, I handed him the washcloth from the day before and I said 'here are your potatoes, they are in here'. 'Oh, thanks' says bubs. He took the washcloth inside and that was the end of it. I had better hope that no one plays the 'I got your nose' game with him.

8 comments:

Maddy said...

Pretty big deal! I wonder why it's potatoes for you? It was cauliflowers for us!
Cheers

Drama Mama said...

I love him.

Sigh.

Jaws said...

Why isn't my kid that witty? Must be a 4 yr old thing. : )

bonbon momma said...

I have to tell you though, it kind of scared me. He was so upset, and of course every little thing tweaks my autism radar so of course I worry. However, looking back on it, it is kind of funny. It will make a nice story to tell to his first girlfriend.

Jaws said...

BonBon, email me through my blog. I have a present for you.

-Linn

Jaws said...

You know, I got to thinking, what kind of mother steals a kids potatoes anyway?!

bonbon momma said...

Jaws,
I know, am I evil or what?

Jen said...

Just try never to tell him that it's raining cats & dogs. I remember being told that ASD kids think in pictures and have trouble with slang and colloquialisms. If that's true, Buddy's gonna have a hard time with me. It'll be worse for him than for a longtailed cat in a roomful of rocking chairs...