Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Cs impersonations

I was thinking about how I describe some of the things C does, so that you can see it in your minds eye. And I realised that actually I think he’s a born entertainer! He certainly doesn’t seem to mind people staring at him.





He does a great Shrek. Frightening people when they first see him (because of his rather large stimming movements).
Tarzan with his chest beating.
Ostrich, watching shows with his head between his ankles.
Plays an air guitar, another of his big stimming movements.
A marathon runner in training, he jogs on the spot, i swear he must do a marathon a day!
Giant mouse impersonation, an ear piercing shriek.
And don’t forget his tribal high jumps.
He however doesn’t do Rain Man!


Talented isn’t he! A natural!

All I can do is the noise the Starship Enterprise doors make when they open!
Oh i do love Star Trek, maybe its because they are all so accepting of different species?

What can you or your kids do?

39 comments:

Elissa said...

Lion impersonations are big in our house! Rock (furniture) climbing and skydiving (leaping off anything climbable) is also high on the list.

San said...

De-lurking to tell you how much your blog has touched my heart. I love how your unconditional love for your son shines through. I love that you are enlightening others to be more understanding and accepting of those with disabilities. I love your analogy with "Shrek". (Came here via my sister MarieMillard)

Jen said...

One of my daughters has lately been able to reproduce (almost exactly), any dance routine she sees on So You Think You Can Dance? It's amusing (but pretty impressive) watching her do it without a partner.

And here I'd always hoped that she'd pick up on my incredible laundry skills and be obsessed with those :-)

Amanda said...

one son can imitate a tea kettle, also future mountain climber,
another is a born comedian- pratt falls- including throwing himself down the stairs

Amanda said...

off topic (feel free to erase-just wanted to contact you)
but i hope you post your opinion on self injurious behaviors/electric shock
over at Natural Variation.
the argument going on there revolves around whether shock at the JR Center is used for minor infractions vs. self injurious behavior
personally, my sons self injurious behaviors are not as bad as C's
but in my opinion- i think shocks (even for those behaviors) is barbarous. - so arguing whether they use it for that or "minor" things- isnt the point.

mumkeepingsane said...

Patrick would also make a great entertainer. Unfortunately, I can't make a list right now because I can't get the sound of squeaking bats out of my head....guess what he was for halloween?

BBC said...

"air guitar".... I'm impressed, it's too bad that he can't sing to you.

Hey, there are some bad guys in Star Trek, I haven't watched one of those shows for some time.

I imitate, um..... Me, you never know what I will do next. :-)

Some times my wife would 'short out' and wreck a car.

When my oldest sister was young she would pick her nose and eat it. Um, never mind. Mutter, mutter.

Wade said...

Let me offer C my services as a talent agent!

Star Trek doors, huh? I think you need to make a video of that for all of us to see!

Last night during Halloween, Tate was supposed to be doing his Simba (The Lion King) impersonation in his lion suit. But since he was a little fussy and whiney it came across more like the Cowardly Lion!

Oh well, at least I got some candy of it!

abstractjenn said...

I don't have kids of my own but my two boys I work with can make me laugh like nobodies business. Last night while we were going over his homework John would laugh hysterically when he got something right and put his hand up for a big high five.

It was such fun to see him have so much fun.

What a great way to look at C - I think you are right on the money.

ghost said...

there are many things my kids can do, but their ceaseless ability to make me smile is my favorite.

Anne Brooke said...

Wonderful - and I'm glad I'm not the only one who pretends to be other people for entertainment purposes when I'm walking down a street - or anywhere else actually!

Most of my personas come from Star Trek, funnily enough. I soooo want to be up there beyond the stars!

And thank you also for the cheque received today - you didn't have to pay postage!! - but thank you anyway!

Hugs

A
xxx

Cait O'Connor said...

What starsign is your son? Geminis make good impersonators. (I've never written that word before, it looks funny..

Ashley's Mom said...

My deafblind daughter makes beautiful sculptures out of pipecleaners, start garland and beads! There's a picture on my blog.

Inthemud said...

That is fascinating!
I can't do any impersonations!

Phil Plasma said...

I can mimic any accent I've so far encountered.

Anything that requires a good strength to weight ratio I can do, like climbing trees.

My 5yo son can speak incessantly about his "machine to control the world" which is still under construction.

PI said...

My elder son, who now has children of his own, has the ability to lose his wallet and car keys at the drop of a hat, Most embarrassingly after he and I came off the dodgem cars whilst in France. I think his son has inherited the gift as there is an enormous, muddy pair of trainers in the cloakroom.

Suffolkmum said...

I'm a good accent mimicker too. My son is pretty good at 'Trekkie' accents too - he's be impressed by your talent!

Suzanne said...

my C is also a born entertainer. singing, dancing, banging out tuneless songs on various instruments. The impersonation that he did a few days ago cracks me up. He was Shrek for Halloween, and he pulled some wax out of his ear with a pop. He has an incredible memory that he uses to script to me often.
(also Shrek... "Stop Singing!" which he has cleverly adapted to "Stop Dancing!" when appropriate. hee hee)

Casdok said...

A fellow Shrek! How wonderful!

Paul F. said...

I can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Sara said...

hmmm I can't say that either N or I have any note worthy talents..oh! Wait!! He does. He has AMAZING balance. We have one of those large therapy balls and he can sit on it with just one foot on the wall for balance. Its quite impressive.

I got a note that concerns me. The privacy of N is of great importance to me (as it is "illegal" for me to discuss my client due to hippa regulations) Now...I don't feel that I have violated his privacy. I've not posted photos of him and I never use his name. I talk about him because I think that what we do could help someone else, not to mention that it is my life as well...and thats the point of a blog. No? What do you think on that...

Casdok said...

Sara, I have had the same thoughts about C, so about a week ago i did a post on exactly that, its called Ethics, the comments are very interesting as quite a few people had similar feelings.
If it helps people and is discreet, i think its fine.

childlife said...

Casdok - Wow... what an amazing, amazing blog you have here! And what incredible souls you and your son are! Thank you for your great comment on my blog. I'm so glad you stopped in, or I might never had the privilege of crossing paths with you.

While you and your son have gone through much more than I will probably be able to ever comprehend, I do sympathize on a number of levels. My little girl doesn't have autism, so I don't know what that is like. I do know what it is like though, to long for the world to view your child with acceptance, kindness, respect...

My little girl was born with a rare birth defect called a lymphatic malformation. You may not have even noticed from the post you clicked on. Until she was three, she had a large mass on the right side of her face and neck. If you click the 'Jacqui's Story' button on the top of my blog it will take you to a page telling about her condition and her surgeries.

People used to say horrible, dreadful things... and she was only a baby. Sometimes they still do... her face isn't symmetrical, she has some pretty serious scars, and one of the last surgeries damaged her facial nerve on the right side which causes her expressions to not be symmetrical as well.

Anyway, I'm writing a novel here, but what I'm meaning to say is that I understand how you feel about loving your son and the frustration and heartache over wanting the world to see him as you do. I just wanted you to know that I see you. Both of you. And you're both beautiful!

Casdok said...

Childlife, thank you for your novel. sounds as though we have much in common, autisitic or not. And your daughter is beautiful too!

Billy Boy said...

Hey, he could be on board the Enterprise, as chief communication officer with the young woman as seven and nine !! I will be wolf. Any takers for the other rolls? Who can P.A. play?.........

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Hello!
I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and wishing my Gabi a Happy Birthday. C is a handsome young man. I can tell by your words how proud you are of him. Gabi is personally a BIG fan of Shrek. She watches it almost daily. So, she would love the name of your site, and I can relate to the Shrek comment.

Debstar said...

My daughter has the ability to talk absolute nonsense at the speed of light, usually while we are in the car. She always makes me smile.

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Lady in red said...

I just want to tell you that I think you are both amazing and an inspiration

Eileen said...

My girls will belt showtunes out, any where we are. We could be in a store, in line, in a doctors office, at school, at the library, etc. You name it, life is a stage and only Broadway will do. Belting.

Jodi said...

Kellen does a pretty good Oscar the Grouch immitation!

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

You always have the most creative questions. My daughter has a beautiful singing voice but she will usually only sing when she thinks no one can hear her so I have to sneak around to hear her. I can sleep for really long periods of time. I am so talented.

Shari said...

My kids? The ability to drain me. :) My youngest likes to throw all the pillows on the living room floor and dive into them. She's so hyper. Always active. ALways moving. Loves to color (pretty much the only time I see her sit still a long time.) My oldest one has a talent for singing. She does have a good voice, though it's a little high, but her choir director depends on her for the highest notes. Those I can't hear so well. :) So when it gets on my nerves when she practices her singing, all I gotta do is turn off my hearing aids. :)

Christy said...

Brae can color any coloring book picture as if it were a stainglass window. I have never seen a spiderman as beautiful as the one Brae gave for me to hang up at work.

I once won a television contest because I could laugh like goofy. Lol.

Niksmom said...

Nik doesn't talk but he hums a variety of songs (from his toys or silly songs I sing to him) usually after only a few hearings...in near perfect rhythm and pitch! not too shabby for an almost 4 yr old!

I sing, too. But my best talent? Loving my son exactly as he is!

Little Wing said...

Your young man is a man of many hats!
I believe he has his mamas humour!!!!!!

DJ Kirkby said...

N3S can walk in the most intricate patterns known to man, over and over again without missing a step.

Bonnie Arnwine said...

G paints. He won a blue ribbon last year. What he can't say in words he paints in pictures.

Tom P. said...

Here is Mikey's stimming behavior. I added the music after because it seemed to fit so well.

Mikey rocking and rolling