It's two days before The Kiddo's birthday. His eleventh birthday to be exact and would you like to know what toy I am about to search for once he goes to school?
A freaking Jack in the Box.
Because my husband finally figured it out last night what The Kiddo has meant all this time when he keeps asking "Jack Toy? I want play Jack Toy?" He googled a YouTube clip and showed it to him. "Do you mean this?"
And my son lost his ever loving mind with laughter. If the person that posted 20 second clip of a person winding up a Jack in the box suddenly wonders where those two hundred thousand new "views" came from, that would be from my son. In a single evening.
The Husband looked over at me in triumph. I can't blame him. Anytime one of us figures out before the other what the Hell our Kiddo is scripting about it's like hitting the jackpot. I allowed my husband to bask in the glory of his victory and I got online trying to figure out where I could find one of these things locally in the next two days.
If you are NOT an autism parent you might be thinking, "What? She's going to go run out and get that thing? He's too old. That's ridiculous."
If you are an autism parent you might be thinking, "I bet Target has one. Let me google and check and leave her the link." cause that's how we roll!
I gave myself ten seconds of "Son of a bitch. We couldn't figure this out a few weeks ago. I could have ordered it online. I'm not paying extra for overnight shipping. I will find that god damn thing today!"
I also gave myself ten seconds of "Oh my god! He likes something! Let me run out and buy a dozen of them!!!!" because I know GO BIG OR GO HOME is how we roll with interests around here.
If you are the type of person with a stick up your butt about "age appropriate" and yadda, yadda, yadda, I'll have you know I'm also ordering a Blue's Clues theme birthday cake for him because he asked yesterday for one. He's never cared before. I almost wept that he did. Strike that. I lied. I totally teared up that he did cause I didn't think we would ever get that. So,if you have a problem with what's age appropriate, NO CAKE FOR YOU!
We have worked so hard for every word that has ever past his lips. All three of us. If my Kiddo wants a Jack in the box, he will get a muthatrucking Jack in the Box. There is so much he still has not been able to say or communicate to us. I will jump through hoops to help him when we all do figure out what he is trying to say.
Maybe it was easier when we knew it was always Fries that he wanted but I enjoy the challenge. Watch out local stores, Mama Fry is on a mission!