It's that time of the year again, back to school! (Enter Billy Madison song here)
Due to this time of year I feel like I should provide a short summary about what I do, as to give my stories some context.
I am an ABA therapist (Applied Behavior Analysis), meaning that I practice behavior modification on kiddos with Autism and other learning differences. Is this the best career in the world you ask? Yes, it absolutely is.
Lucky for you, it also happens to provide a bounty of ridiculous stories, stories that I have chosen to share with you, dear readers...all 2 of you.
Today, I was working with one of my most favorite kids in the entire world, it was the end of our day and I was driving to drop him off with his parents. They were running a little behind so we were just chit chatting in the car when I noticed he wasn't really talking too much, I turned around and noticed he was casually stuffing a breadbox sized clock (I use to show lapsed time for my kids with autism) up his shirt.
Really? Okay, another day at the office.
I asked him if he could please try and not steal my clock that I use for work ...he said "oh sure, sorry". ..Then was silent for another minute or so clearly contemplating something potentially mischievous .....and out of the blue spoke up "Chelsie, I think you stole my mom's clock”.
Hahaha, his mom has the same clock.... it is actually a really is an awesome tool and unbeknownst to my dear friend, not a one of a kind. I told him, that I in fact did NOT steal his mom's clock (that he was so gallantly stealing back for her) but that we both have one. This answer seemed to satisfy and he packed up the clock in my workbag that he had retrieved it from.... then handed the entire bag to me. "Oh buddy, that bag stays back there,” I told him. "No, it's too much of a temptation, please keep it up there with you" He replied. hahahahaha. Okay then, fair enough.
P.s. He's only 10 years old