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Get That Waffle Out Of Your Pants
By Kimberly Jensen
Wednesday, June 04, 2008

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A young boy with autism learns to role-play (something kids with autism aren't supposed to do)

Get That Waffle Out of Your Pants


            “Bennett, take that waffle out of your pants, “I demanded my youngest son.  I am folding clothes and having a long distance conversation with a good friend of mine who knows my son’s daily antics.  “I bet you’ve never said that before, “ I said as if I had made the request about the waffle a million times before.

            Bennett wielded the waffle like a gun, shoving it into the waistband of his underwear and walking around the living room bull-legged.  I suddenly rethought my stance on not allowing toy guns or weapons of any kind in the house.  But Bennett doesn’t need those fancy toys of destruction, he had a frozen waffle? Who said kids with autism can’t role-play or pretend?

            I found myself caving into the “no toy weapons” policy I had instated.  The following week, I went out and bought a plastic pistol he could carry in his waistband.  Of course, he preferred the waffle.  So while other boys in the neighborhood wield swords, guns sticks and arrows, my son-yeah the one with Autism- will head into battle with a frozen waffle.  He may be teased, ridiculed and stared at, but who will be the last one standing when the rations run out?  Hard plastic will never taste as good as a waffle.


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Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 7/30/2008
Kimberly, this was precious! The hilarious title drew me in, and I was captivated. I have a learning disabled daughter - amazing what their little imaginations can conjure up!

God bless,

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/5/2008
Love this, the titel caught my eye, and the story didnt disappoint thank you for sharing
God Bless
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/4/2008
I think your son and you have it right. A frozen waffle as a weapon is of far more value than the cold steel of a real weapon when the bullets run out. You and your son are winners for sure. Liz
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/4/2008
Love this humour and each time I read your work it seems to bring a smile to my face and to my heart.

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