So at dinner, my difficult child turns to me...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Fran, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    and asks me, with a straight face, "Mom, hypothetically, if I brought home a Frankenstein monster, would you let him live here?"
    Silence....husband and I look at each other trying to figure out what that all means.
    Finally, I said "why?" He just wondered what I would do or say.
    Really, I'm just trying to get my head around the comment. Is difficult child asking for something behind his question? I have no idea.

    I draw the line at Frankenstein monsters but anyone else is a possibility. :frankenstein:

    Why "hypothetically"? LOL. husband and I cracked up.
    difficult child still has the ability to leave me speechless. :crazy2:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    :frankenstein:Too funny! I nearly spit out my Dasani all over my keyboard, lol!:frenkenstein:
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    difficult child 1 used to ask ridiulous hypothetical questions. Usually involving alien basketball teams pitted against Michael Jordon back in his glory days....

    What if....

    Seriously...I'm sure Frank could hang in the broom closet if he needs a place to stay....
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    But you didn't say he couldn't bring home that superhero he just met...:batman:
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I just love those moments.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Okay, so it's not just MY difficult child that comes out with questions like this! What a RELIEF!

    Maybe he's going to bring home the BRIDE of Frankenstein, Fran! :couple:Then what will you do, mom? Can I keep her? Huh? Huh? Can I?
  7. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Uh oh! This isn't going to turn into one of those "It followed me home ... can I keep it?" moments, is it?
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Too funny-I needed this laugh to get me going this morning!:rofl:
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Donna, I wondered if he was going to spring a new addition too.
    gcvmom, I wondered about a "bride" too. LOL.
    difficult child always has related to the Beast in the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast and he absolutely loves
    superheroes. Who knows what he was thinking.
    All those thoughts were spinning through my head while we sat in stunned silence.

    Shari, if my difficult child was into sports, the alien basketball thing would have been a question my difficult child would have
    had a conversation with your difficult child about. I'm sure it would be in great detail.

    I try hard to not treat difficult child as a child and give him the respect a young man deserves but this sort of conversation
    reminds me that he thinks differently.
    It was a very funny moment.
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wow - what is running through their brains, huh??

    I wondered what the 'real' meaning of the question was going to turn out to be, too. But, I guess we already had the real meaning.
  11. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Fran I love the question. He is so innocent.

  12. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'd be shaking in my shoes if I were you. YIKES!
  13. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    It really reinforces a thought that's been running around in my head for years - we need to write a book! We need to publish all these great "difficult child moments"!

    By the way, what was your answer, hypothetically of course?

  14. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Just when you "think" you're prepared for anything! Yikes! DDD
  15. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I LOVE this question! What a blast.

    My guess is that he just wanted to know. He wants to be prepared in the event that he ever meets a Frankenstein monster. Now he knows whether or not he should invite the monster home to dinner or for a sleep-over. I hope this doesn't sound flippant, because I don't mean it to. I think that, because it's harder for those on the spectrum to interpret the world overall, there's a need to rehearse things and develop contingency plans for all sorts of situations that just might crop up. To add to the confusion, there's less understanding of what's plausible vs. what's implausible.

    Little easy child asks me this sort of thing all the time:
    "Mummy, if I won a contest and the prize was a Toyota FJ Cruiser AND a driver's license AND they would change the laws for me so that I would be allowed to drive even though I'm only eight years old, would you let me park the FJ Cruiser in the garage, or would I have to leave it in the driveway?"

    Questions like this occur to me all the time, but over the years I've just learned to think them inside my head without saying them out loud.

  16. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Fran, do you think there is even a remote possibility that difficult child was referring to himself and testing you to see if you would accept him as "Frankenstein?" I'm remembering a few conversations that he and I had where he mentioned how he identifies with The Beast...could he possibly be identifying as Frankenstein, too?

  17. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Who knows Suz. We have talked with him about the Beast analogy. It's a good visual since The beast finds the will
    to change through his own determination and personal growth.
    Besides they have similar table manners. LOL. We have been clear that we will not turn our backs on him no matter how
    frustrated any of us are. I do think he was just checking as trinity explained.
  18. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I think the kid question that left me most speechless came from my 4 year old nephew when he asked his mother, "Who made God?"

  19. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Perhaps he was thinking about how nice his mom has been to so many people & animals that she took into her home. He was wondering if you had a line in the sand about who/what you would take in. Just thinking.
  20. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Wendy, you are kind and probably right in terms of lots of different living arrangements in our home.
    rofl. husband once said that he never knew who would be at the table for dinner. Fortunately, he is a good sport.
    Maybe difficult child was wondering where the line is. He is a good hearted young man and probably wants to know
    where the line is for himself also.

    Marguerite, I was wondering the same thing. : )