I love that David's verbal skills are finally starting to show improvement even though still most of the time it's just echolalia. However... the easier it gets to understand what he's saying when he finally says something on his own, the more I find myself in
embarrasing situations. lol
*sitting at table in Taco Shop*
Mommy: Sit down, here's your water.
Joshua: wawa! yeah!
David: I do it!
Mommy: Yes, you do it David.
*Lady walks into view after coming from the order counter. She's on the bigger side of things and is wearing tight clothes. I don't even notice though until David decides to have a moment of clear speech...*
David (upon seeing the lady): EWWWW! GROSS!
Mommy (thrown off by comment and starting to look around): What's wrong David? Need a napkin?
David: No! Look Mommy! *points directly at lady* EWWWWW! GROSSS!
*Mommy proceeds to blush as lady looks directly at her. Then proceeds to do anything she can to distract David and get him to stop saying it.*
I promise I did NOT teach him that! I couldn't get him to shut up and drop it either until she left with her order. Man, my support groups weren't kidding when they told me to watch out for when he finally got his voice. They were always talking about how Autistic kids tend to be BLUNT and LOUD when they finally are able to say what they are thinking. *shakes head and sighs* lol