So here goes with the latest instalment in the 'sayings of Sasha' - the unusual expressions and language use of our 5 year old ASD girl. Some funny, some a bit more poignant... you may need to read some of them twice. For a refresh of the first examples, click on 'Sasha-isms part one'!
'Dad, remember my rules. Don't go on the track else you might get flat and never come home. Be careful of it.'
'Would you like anything else to eat, Sasha?'
'A verde, verde, verde banana. But not an amarillo one.' (Spanish for those of you confused right now...)
'December is for Christmas, isn't it?'
(it's September the 7th at this point). 'Mum, will you come and see the Christmas song early?'
Me, confused but keeping the peace, 'yes of course darling.'
Sasha: 'Oh, that makes me SO happy.'
Tamsin asked, 'is Daniel* a nice boy then?'
Sasha replied 'oh yes, he's my favourite boyfriend in the whole world!'
'Daniel's my best boyfriend. Daniel's always a boy.'
*name changed to protect the innocent ;)
Talking about snow and Christmas:
'I hope it won't be slippy at this winter time of year.'
After laughing too much and getting hiccups:
'I've got the jokes!' (she meant the giggles)
A minute later:
'Oh, now I've lost all my jokes. So now I'm sad.'
I open the door as we are about to leave the house to collect big Sis from a friend, and Sasha pulls her dress up to her neck.
'It's only my small boobies popping out!' she shouts to no-one in particular..
Into her car seat and the conversation continues:
'My boobies are getting changed into their pretend PE kit before they come out!'
'How are you today?' I ask Sasha as I come down in the morning.
'Busy busy busy! You know me, mum, always busy, lots to do! Now I'm ready for my Weetabix.'
Whilst playing a Pocoyo maze game on the computer:
'There's no moment to lose!'
I asked Sasha if she had done the spellings test in class this week (I knew she
hadn’t as the teacher told me, but I just wanted to see what Sasha said!), she said
‘I’m not very good at spellings’.
So I said 'if you're not very good at it you
should just try hard/your best. All the other children
try and do their spellings.'
Sasha replied ‘But all the other children know how
to do it.’
*the issue here is with the writing, not the spelling. She can spell any words she is given to learn just fine, and regurgitate them with magnetic letters, but she refuses to put pen to paper...