Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Aren't We All?

A conversation I had with one of my higher functioning autistic students.

CR: I like your shirt, Mrs. G.

Me: Thank you! I bought it because it looks like a tablecloth.

CR: ?

Me: You know. The fabric. It looks like a fancy tablecloth, like in a restaurant with candles and cloth napkins.

CR: You bought a shirt because it looks like a tablecloth?

Me: Yeah. I know, I'm weird.

CR: That's okay, Mrs. G. I'm weird too.

30 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Aww, so sweet.

And, Mrs. G., I think you are weird too. (Kidding! ;-)

Have a great day.

Amy said...

Awesome.

La Table De Nana said...

I know!!! I sometimes find myself saying someone is different:) Than who? Me?

We're all different! We're all a bit misfit..and weird:)

I love that about children they sometimes actually say what is is that is different about us.


I love to dress like curtains and tablecloths too.

SusanD said...

We are all abnormally normal. I love that about us. Blessings, SusanD

maybelle's mom said...

i would totally do that.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'm smiling as I read this.

Kat said...

I really can't express how reading this made me feel. Maybe humble? We learn so many wonderful lessons from children. Thanks for sharing that with me today. It changed my whole perspective of the day.

buffalodick said...

In today's society you could wear a Halloween costume in July, and not turn heads...

E Mama said...

awesome, they say the best things!

Marjie said...

Kids are so funny! I love your reasoning for buying the shirt. Mark me down as a member of the weird club.

Lea Ann said...

Love it

Rachel Cotterill said...

And now, I want to see your shirt!

A Year on the Grill said...

That's OK, Mrs. G

I buy shirts that look like ugly sofas

si said...

love it!

noble pig said...

That's priceless!

Judi said...

That sounds like a nice moment of connection between the two of you.

Nancy said...

Ohhh how sweet was that? Some conversations are just what they are. Sweet and simple. I'm weird, too.

Lisa said...

:-)

Yes, I think we all are. It's just that not all of us know it.

Tatersmama said...

Awwww... I love it!
One of my kids once said that my shirt looked like kitchen curtains, so I should stay in the kitchen when wearing it!

Barbara said...

Clever you to have a shirt that would warrant a comment like that from one of your students! Bright colors always bring fun comments.
Now if you didn't do it deliberately, congrats on being as weird as the rest of us.

Chris said...

Fantastic interaction! I work for an agency that is involved with supporting individuals with various developmental disabilities and I love some of the conversations you have and hear.

Mini Baker said...

oh my goodness! that totally made my day! :)
-Mini Baker

Pam said...

I love it!

Les said...

Love it! So, when do we get to see a photo of this shirt? ;)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great minds think alike.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I love it.

Thank you for sharing this exchange. Your students are lucky to have you (and I imagine you feel the same about your students.)

xo ~m

You're so right... 'Aren't We All?' Yes, we all are!

Joanne said...

Haha, what age are the students that you teach?

They just don't now that you are the ultimate foodie. And thus only have a desire to wear articles of clothing that remind you of food.

shabby girl said...

I loved that! I could hug you both!

SweetPeaSurry said...

That's pretty adorable!

Melissa said...

Post a picture of this tablecloth shirt!