...of our minor. Oh how I love it when the Doodle learns something new and takes an interest in something other than Doritos but then I ask ourselves...why?
Why did we teach him THAT? Have we learned nothing about living with autism?
Because when the Doodle learns something new, it's OCD time. Jim, oh my dear Jim, has really done it this time. He has taught the Doodle to operate the remote control for the TV. Now, we cannot watch any program, his or ours, without having to change the channel and press the pause button over and over and over and over. We haven't taken the remote away cold turkey. How could we? That would be just mean. Just look at that face, changing the channel makes him so happy. How can I take something from him that gives him such true pleasure that isn't really hurting anyone? It's just the TV for goodness sakes. I think to myself, self, I need to lighten up. But then I watch something come over him and he gets overstimulating and then no one is enjoying themselves anymore...especially Doodle Bug.
So we have to hide the remote now and while millions of other people across the world are partaking in the glory of the almighty TIVO and fast-forwarding through the commercials or pressing pause to get a snack or take a whiz...we cannot. We have to suffer through television like we did in the old days; pre-DVR.
Besides Jim, I like to blame those
foolish British idiots nice looking award winning and talented Australian gentlemen from the Upside Down Show. The entire show they are telling the children to press the pause button and the rewind button and the right side up button--blah blah blah.
It is clear to me now why it is the Doodle's favorite show, it's all about the remote and controlling things.