We don't eat mayonaisse/ketchup/duck sauce all by itself.
Yes, she's eight. No, she's not toilet trained. Yes, I've tried all the methods out there.
No, I haven't put her on a gluten free diet.
We NEVER take off our seat belt in the car and go into the front seat and hit Mama.
No, we can't go buy chips right now. It's 3am.
Even if you put on your shoes nicely, we aren't going to the store right now. It's 4am.
Please go back to sleep. I'm not talking about chips any more.
Tony, could you just go buy her some damn chips? It's 5am and I haven't slept.
No, I don't know what caused her autism. Do you know what caused you to ask questions like that?
No, I don't think vaccines had anything to do with it.
Janey, please, if you make a stinky on the floor, tell Mama or Daddy about it. Don't make us hunt it out.
If there were all kinds of great free respite services for autism out there, don't you think I'd be using them?
I really appreciate the thought, but a toy with 100 small pieces she could choke on is not really something we need, even if Janey does fall in the age range on the box.
No, I don't know how I do it either.
That's enough pickled vegetables for today, Janey.
I know your dog wouldn't hurt a fly, but the fact you and others let dogs run free and knock down my daughter who is terrified of dogs has caused us to no longer be able to go to most parks.
Big girls don't take off all their clothes.
We just had two baths today. That's enough baths.
We don't brush our teeth 20 times a day.
No, Janey doesn't really have any beer on ice and all her rowdy friends aren't coming over tonight. She just is a Hank Jr. fan who \memorizes songs and sings them at random times.
Thank you, teachers and aides and therapists and staff of Janey's school. I think I'd be dead without you, without a place to take Janey where I know she's safe and loved. I wouldn't make it. Literally.
Janey, I don't think it would be possible for me to love you any more than I do. I wish you were going to have an easier life. I wish you could communicate more. I wish you could tell us what makes you sad. But that doesn't change the fact that you are one amazing kid.