Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vanilla Rice


As you know, one of our daughters is autistic. She's very bright, but has a really difficult time getting her words out. We've spent lots and lots of time carefully modeling speech for her, and teaching her what to say and when to say it.

Today my husband was making dinner and as he was getting the rice on, my super intellectual book-writing Ph.D. of a husband was riffing on the old Vanilla Ice hit and singing "I'm making rice, rice, baby. (Boom ba da boom boom ba dum) Rice, rice, baby." When dinner was ready, my autistic daughter comes into the kitchen and says "I want Rice Rice Baby!"

I'm really hoping that, at the school cafeteria, she'll rock it out to the lunch ladies and ask for "Rice, rice, baby."

8 comments:

thombeau said...

Yes!

Kathleen said...

LOL! Love it!
Mr. B can often be found having a blast the autistic kids in classes where he's the substitute. I tell you, that man just has a way with kids of all stripes!
Your hubbie sounds like a delight!
Must be a very fun time in the Elizabeth et al household!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

maybe that's a great way to teach her new words..sing them as a song..

more cowbell said...

Schoolhouse Rock, Vanilla Ice style? That is a special brand of twisted.

Willym said...

Damn she just gave my face the biggest smile you would ever imagine.

jason said...

too adorable!

sageweb said...

That is so cute..

Elizabeth said...

Thanks all. She's a hoot.