Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Day in the Life With an Autistic
Teacher: Barney, why are you so upset?
Barney: [makes explosion noises and waves his fingers around]
Teacher: Barney, look at my eyes. Look at me, Barney. Barney, look at me.
Barney: [mutters and reluctantly looks at her eyes] Kaitlyn made me so mad. I'm so mad. [more explosion noises]
Teacher: I can see you are upset. What is bothering you? Why are you shouting?
Barney: Kaitlyn said that Star Wars isn't real!!!! [more explosion noises and finger waving]
Teacher: Um...well, Barney, I'm sorry, but Kaitlyn is right. Star Wars isn't real.
Barney: WHAT?! Yes, it's real. I can't believe it. [explosion noises] Grrrr.
Teacher: I know it's hard to hear that, but it isn't real. Just because it isn't real doesn't mean you can't still enjoy it.
Teacher: I need you to take a deep breath and calm down.
Barney: I can't believe this. Are you trying to tell me that Transformers isn't real, either?