Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pay Attention to Me!

For some reason, Cody takes pleasure in doing things to deliberately provoke people. It's his way of shifting attention back to himself.

Don, Cody and I were running errands a few days ago, when Cody began clearing his throat excessively in the back seat of the car. (This is something Don often does after he eats and Cody enjoys bugging his dad about it.) Don and I intentionally ignored Cody. After awhile, Cody finally said, "Are you ignoring me because I'm making fun of you dad?"

Keep in mind that Cody is blind as well as autistic as I tell you another thing he did this last week. The four of us were eating dinner when Katelyn mouthed something to me and then pointed downward. As I looked under the table, trying to understand what she was saying to me, this is what I observed...



Cody often will kick people under the table. This time he wasn't kicking Katelyn, just resting his foot on top of hers, trying to get a rise out of his sister. She didn't give him the satisfaction of saying anything and he eventually gave up and moved his foot.

3 comments:

Lizbeth said...

I have to laugh---those tactics sound so much like my home!!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Cody just makes me laugh. I love posts about him.

cheartstrings said...

I love the way Katelyn handled this. We are going through a "pick on my brother" stage (autistic son 14, daughter 15.5)... I can't wait til it ends...

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