Spectrummy Mummy

Asperger's, Allergies, and Adventures Abroad


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There have been many funny incidents with our child.  In fact, our time with her has been a roller-coaster of highs and lows, which is what made me decide to pick a particular story.

For Pudding’s second Christmas when she was almost 13 months, we bought her this roller-coaster:

I know, how ridiculously indulgent was that?  We had the excuse of her being our only child, and not paying for therapy back then, not to mention a mortgage and rent!  Anyway, she loved it, perhaps because she got lots of vestibular input, not that we had heard of such things in those days.

When it came to the summer, we move it outdoors.  On July 4th, we threw a party for Independence Day.  It was just supposed to be an informal barbecue, but somehow the Ambassador got invited and the whole thing turned more formal.  Pudding had a great time eating all the food, particularly loving the watermelon.  She also loved touching everybody with her messy hands, so when the Ambassador arrived, it seemed wise to put her in the roller-coaster out of harm’s way.

She was rolling round and round, when she spied someone eating watermelon, and decided she wanted some.  As she passed him, she reached out to take it, and in doing so tipped up and fell out, to everyone’s shock.  The guy who was eating the watermelon was the closest to the scene, and rushed to her assistance.  As he crouched down, she stole the melon from his hand and began munching it down, without shedding a tear.

Everybody (including the humourless Ambassador) burst out laughing.  Pudding got back in her roller-coaster, melon in one hand, blowing kisses with the other.  That kid has always loved the limelight.

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

November 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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  1. That’s awesome and just brought a smile to my face with the image ♥ 🙂

    Kathy Murray

    November 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

  2. What a roller-coaster !! What more could you want – watermelon and that !Just wonderful

    Sarah CM

    November 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  3. What a great story- it had me grinning 😀 That’s a girl who knows what she wants!


    November 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  4. That is too funny! What a sweet ride…I’ve never seen one of those before. She sounds like a hoot!


    November 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

  5. Single mindedness — that’s a strength, isn’t it? My kids would have loved that roller coaster! It’s great!

    blog hop


    November 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  6. Great story! Your daughter is obviously very resilient and has a one track mind. She goes after what she wants and gets it. This should bode well for her throughout life. Visiting from the SN blog hop.


    November 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

  7. That is so precious, what a great story! What a great personality your daughter has! The blowing kisses — that’s the kicker. (Returning the hop visit.)

    Varda (SquashedMom)

    November 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

  8. Love it! That kid is awesome! Thanks for sharing.


    November 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm

  9. I like how she rolls.


    November 13, 2010 at 4:55 am

  10. Don’t worry you are not the only indulgent parent…I remember some very similar purchases for our boys as well. BTW stubborn little girl…how great !


    November 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

  11. LOL that is too cute. I would have though she would have cried but laughed when she stole the watermelon. Blowing kisses is just too cute! Thanks for joining in the Blog Hop. No worries about being a day late that is why we keep it open a few days 🙂


    November 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

  12. That’s too funny. She knew what she wanted and found a way to get it. Awesome.

    Big Daddy

    November 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

  13. LOL! That sounds so much like something my little guy would do, I can see it clearly!


    November 14, 2010 at 7:48 am

  14. That sounds like something my little guy would do! I can see it clearly! LOL!


    November 14, 2010 at 7:49 am

  15. This might be one of my very favorite holiday photos!!!

    Hopping by from the blog hop!

    Dani G

    November 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

  16. super cute!! I love that picture (and tell her I’m a fan of taking other people’s food too…someday I’ll tell you about my first real date with my husband 🙂 )


    November 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    • Alysia, have you seen the friends epsiode where Joey is on a date and screams ” JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD” when his date steals a fry off his plate….you reminded me of this….hilarious!


      November 16, 2010 at 1:16 am

    • Strangely enough, Spectrummy Mummy says that too when you try to take Chocolate from her.

      Spectrummy Daddy

      November 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

  17. Oh my gosh…..she is TOO CUTE!


    November 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  18. I laughed out loud when I read this…it’s great!

    Sara Roy

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

  19. I love this story!


    February 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm

  20. so cute! thanks for sharing this adorable and memorable story :-).


    February 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

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