It’s been very eventful few weeks, I wanted to get more artwork out there in the blog-o-sphere but we moved and half of my stuff is in boxes… Then Roots has been going through the terrible twos…. WOW, I did NOT expect this. Then our car transmission died….
We have prints available for sale to help offset the cost of our car repairs, so let us know if you see a painting you like on the facebook page ❤
*waves flag* ok universe I get it.
But then some good news came in. We had a terrible experience at the dentist a few months back. Roots has unfortunate genetics for his teeth and had cavities in two front teeth. But he’s too young to have them removed. SO we found a process that will halt the decay until surgery is an option. only “Problem” is that it will turn the decay COAL BLACK… You know we are ok with that. If it will save him the pain of decaying teeth. Two black teeth are not bad until we can get them fixed. That is great news! Most parents would cringe because a lot of dentistry goes for cosmetic perfection, but I’d rather he be pain free , stress free and happy. Plus Trolls can totally rock black tusks!
OK, on to the newest comic. Since it is autism acceptance month I thought I would let you into my world. I have a hard time with communication, I experience some verbal apraxia. I mess up words, replace words, dyslexically switch letters. Or use “NOT” words as you will see in the comic.
How does autism affect your words? Do you have any “not words” that you use all the time? I would love to hear them!
*Transcript for today’s comic*
My brain and mouth don’t connect quite right.
Sometimes I lose words, ones that I KNOW are rattling around in there
but they just won’t go from my brain to my mouth properly.
They either get jumbled or St-st-st-stammer or TRANSFORM!
into some other set of words that could best describe what I’m trying to say.
Row boat= Brow oat.
Some of them are pretty funny, some are peppered with “bad words” and some are pretty cute!
Here are a few of my Favourites.
*drawing of a snow plow* This is not a snowplow , its a snow pusher.
Makes total sense right?
This ,usually known only as a “shovel” can also be called , little snowpusher, digger or THAT THING.
(the last one is very descriptive…. ..kidding.)
*addendum HB adds to my list, snowlifter, and snowspatula and spoonie-shovel-thingy.
*drawings of an egg flipper a coffee pot and a hummingbird*
The spatula is the spoonie flippy thingy, the coffee is known as the hot brown breakfasty drink, cothy, or , cofff fffff ffffor cry’n out loud!
A hummingbird may also be called , a little wee buzzy bird.
And the “The Not”
the not fridge (the cupboard)
And the not door (a window)
Or The NOt Wagon (the stroller)
* the this list goes on and on!! *
As far as I know this is something common to most autistic people I know, a little google confirms its frustrating, but normal for lots of us!
(It does happen to everyone now and again but I find the frequency and severity of lost words is just MORE on a daily basis for myself)
What about you?
Love ❤ and a spoon ======(___)
Mae, HB, and Roots